About NAMI Long Beach Area

NAMI Long Beach AREA is our community’s voice on mental illness.

NAMI Long Beach Area is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by mental illness, and their families, by providing mental health education, support and advocacy. You Are Not Alone.

  • We serve the Long Beach Area and Greater Los Angeles region.
  • No matter where you live, you are welcome to attend our classes and support groups if our location and services will support you in your journey to recovery.
  • Every person's journey to recovery and resiliency is different, and we support you in your journey through our services.
  • We invite you to contact us for more information and find out how we can support you.

NAMI Long Beach Area is the Long Beach, California affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to educating, advocating, supporting, and building better lives for the millions of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

 

Mental health recovery and resiliency is at the core of our mission.


Our Mission

Our mission is achieved in four ways:

  1. We support people with mental illness and their families by helping you to find coping mechanisms for their daily struggles, including mental health support groups, classes, workshops, and special events.
  2. We educate people who have mental illness, their families, caregivers, and the community at large in order to improve resources, services, and knowledge by reducing misinformation. 
  3. We promote conversation in our community to remove stigmas that are often associated with mental illness. NAMI Long Beach Area works with community-based organizations, families, caregivers, health organizations, business, law enforcement, legal advocacy, schools, and youth organizations. 
  4. We advocate for more research leading to eradication of mental illness and promote public policy that includes expanded services and improved treatment for our loved ones leading to an improved system of mental health services across the nation.

Our Vision

NAMI Long Beach Area envisions a world where all persons affected by mental illness experience resiliency, recovery and wellness.

 

We envision eradicating stigma and stereotype concerning mental illness, and accelerating research, treatment and support services that address each individual’s need for happy, healthy, and productive lives.