Welcome to the NAMI California Consumer Programs Blog. Here you will find information about NAMI California’s Consumer Programs and up to date information on Consumer Programs events and trainings.

This blog serves as a resource for local Program Coordinators and those active in NAMI Consumer Programs in California. If you would like to get involved in any of our programs, please contact Becks Hawkins at becks.hawkins@namicalifornia.org or your local NAMI affiliate. If you are unsure which affiliate to contact, you can look up that information here.

For more information about NAMI California, please visit our website at www.namicalifornia.org.

NAMI California offers 3 unique programs for people that have experienced mental health challenges/mental illness (consumers/peers/clients/survivors). All of our programs are available in both English and Spanish.

Peer-to-Peer/Persona a Persona Recovery Education Course is a 10-week course that offers information about mental health recovery and recovery tools. The class is taught by a team of trained peer Mentors. Each weekly class is 2-hours.

In Our Own Voice/En Nuestra Propia Voz is a unique public education program in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. IOOV is an opportunity for those who have struggled with mental illness to gain confidence and to share their individual experiences of recovery and transformation.

NAMI Connection/NAMI Conexion is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. At this time, NAMI Conexion is only available in Orange and San Diego Counties.

NAMI California provides training and support to local California affiliates to implement, expand, and sustain these programs. All programs are operated at the local affiliate level. If you would like to find out what programs are offered in your area and how to participate in them, please contact your local affiliate.

Becks Hawkins, Consumer Programs Director
NAMI California
1010 Hurley Way, Suite 195
Sacramento, CA 95825
Office – (916) 595-3198
Fax – (916) 567-1757


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