In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, NAMI Orange County's Office will be closing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th. We will also be closed for the entire day on both Thursday and Friday. We will reopen again on Monday, November 30th at 9 a.m.
NAMI Orange County is asking you to invest in individuals and families living
with mental illness.
Please help us to help them, as we hope that we have helped you, and ask you to
pay it forward.
Join us to bring them hope and peace this holiday season.

Helping Families (PowerPoint)
Helping Individuals (PowerPoint)

12-Class course for family members who have an adult relative living with mental illness.  Upcoming classes will begin as follows:
City Day Start Date Language
Brea Saturday mornings July 11 English
Mission Viejo Thursday evenings Aug. 6 English
Newport Beach Tuesday evenings Aug. 11 English
Santa Ana Thursday evenings Aug. 28 English
Fullerton Tuesday evening Sept. 1 English
Huntington Beach Monday evenings Sept. 14 English
Click Here for online application
We are now enrolling for our Family to Family Classes in SPANISH (Español), VIETNAMESE (VIET) and KOREAN
NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational course for family,caregivers and friends of 
individuals living with mental illness. Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you 
can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope 
for all families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. The in-person group 
experience of NAMI Family-to-Family provides the opportunity for mutual support and 
positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate 
to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others 
grow! Come and join us.
For more information about the program please click here for Español, VIET and ??? (Korean) .
We are now enrolling for 2016 classes! (All languages). 
Contact Multicultural Program Coordinator TO APPLY:
Janiss Diaz
714-544-8488 ext 110
"Ending the Silence" is a high school education program that educates Freshman about the symptoms and behaviors of the major mental illnesses.  
We are currently recruiting candidates to present the PowerPoint of the symptoms and behaviors of the major mental illnesses and clients to share their stories of hope & recovery in living with a psychiatric diagnoses.
Please contact Kristen Pankratz to apply and interview.
Trained speakers earn $30 for each presentation they conduct.


NAMI-OC has been dedicated to continually building our programs, outreach and advocacy efforts and working to discover innovative new ways to serve all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI-OC is YOU ... our members, who are truly responsible for making our growth possible.
If you are not yet a member, we invite you to join. Just download the membership form below and return it to NAMI Orange County. Be sure to complete all of your contact information so we can include you in our community events invitation lists and e-newsletter.


THE WELLNESS CENTER - Calendar of Activities
(College Community Services)
Calendar of Activities by the Month - November
Activities by the Week
OC Links
Signature Programs




The Volunteer Orientation days have been cancelled. However, applications are still being accepted. Please email, snail mail, or drop off application at the NAMI-OC Office.