You Are Not Alone

Mental illness affects everyone.

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grass roots, self help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of families who have relatives with a brain disorder (mental illness). This includes persons diagnosed with a mental illness, relatives, friends, mental health professionals, and all who share NAMI’s vision and mission.

Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States

People living with mental illness need help and hope: they need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery.

Because mental illness devastates the lives of so many Americans, NAMI works every day to save every life.


Current Programs

NAMI Family Support Group

This group is open to family members and caregivers of individuals with a mental illness.  Meeting is not intended for children.


Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month except for holidays 7:00 pm - 8:30pm

We will not be meeting December 24

College Medical Center  2776 Pacific Ave. Long Beach.


NAMI Connection

This support group is open to individuals with a mental illness.


Meets every Monday 6:00pm - 7:30pm Community Hospital 1720 Termino St, Long Beach.  From the main lobby take the elevator to basement.  Make a right. Go to the Community Cafe and make a left.  Meeting is Conference Room #2, first room on the left.


Faith Based Family Support

This group is open to family members and caregivers of individuals with a mental illness.  


Meets 1st Monday of each month except for holidays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm  Parkcrest Church 5950 Parkcrest St Long Beach  Meet in main sanctuary, women's lounge area. 


NAMI Family to Family

This 12 week class is open to family members and caregivers of individuals with a mental illness. 

To be contacted for more info


General Meeting

Meets 1st Wednesday of each month.

7:00 - 8:30 at College Medical Center

2776 Pacific Ave. Long Beach.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


Next Meeting January 7

Edwin Pouzeaud and Cathy Williamson from the LA County Dept of Mental Health are presenting QPR, Question, Persuade and Refer (suicide prevention training). They will teach how to Question the person about suicide. Do they have thoughts? Feelings? Plans? Don’t be afraid to ask. Persuade the person to get help. Listen carefully. Refer for help. The presentation also covers Warning Signs of Suicide and resources.


Upcoming Meetings:

February 4 -