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Welcome to NAMI Monterey County's website!

NAMI Monterey County is Monterey County's source for supporting family members who have loved ones suffering from a mental illness. NAMI Monterey County was founded by people who were affected by mental illness within their families. We are affiliated with NAMI California and NAMI National.

Peer 2 Peer class forming for April 22nd

NAMI Monterey County, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Program for the spring, beginning 22nd April 2014. It will be held on Tuesdays at 11a.m.-1p.m. at OMNI Resource Center, 1033 South Main Street, Salinas.

Download the flyer for the Peer 2 Peer class here.

NAMI Monterey County's 2014 Winter Newsletter is now available!

NAMI Monterey County Winter 2014 Newsletter

We need Ending the Silence Instructors!

We are looking for a few individuals to take our Ending the Silence training course to become instructors at different venues around the peninsula. If you are interested, download the application and email it to

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NAMI Monterey County Mission Statement:

NAMI Monterey County offers hope and reduction of stigma associated with mental illness through education, advocacy, service access, and support for families and their loved ones living with mental illness. To this end, the corporation seeks to enhance the quality and fulfillment of their lives through wellness and recovery.

NAMI Monterey County believes in:

  • Education Education for individuals living with mental illness, their families, and the community is importantant to dispell ignorance and stigma regarding mental illness. We believe that education and information is a vital tool to living with a mental illness.

  • Advocacy NAMI Monterey believes in improving legislation and benefits for those living with mental illness. We use our voice within the state and federal system to support and improve the quality of life for those who are mentally ill.

  • Service Access Our mission is to provide up-to-date information for anyone wanting to learn about mental illness. We work closely with other local resources to provide assistance to those in need.

  • Support NAMI Monterey provides many classes and support groups for family members of a mentally ill person. These classes and support groups allow family members to get the support they need and to know they are not alone.

  • What can we do for you? We want to hear from you!

    We want to hear from the community and ensure we are providing what you need from us. Send us an email and let us know what you would like us to provide in the new year. Whether it is specific speakers at meetings, movie previews, etc...we want to hear from you.

    Want to suggest a topic for our speaker meetings?
    Is there something you want to say or provide feedback on?
    Send us an email at with your suggestions.