NAMI SC Office:
1250 California Street, Suite A
Redding, CA 96001
Ph. (530) 605-1647
Fax ( 530) 605-1648
NAMI Shasta County was founded in 1980 as an affiliate of NAMI National and became a 501(c)3 non-profi t, tax exempt organization in 1998. We are a grass-roots movement of individuals working together to provide education, mutual support and advocacy for children and adults whose lives are aff ected by mental illnesses.
The NAMI organization was founded in 1979 by a group of parents wishing to bring about positive change for their adult children with severe mental illness. It has now grown into an organization with more than 1200 affiliate groups totaling 220,000 members nationwide.
Currently NAMI National (the largest voice on mental illness in the USA) and its affiliates has a membership base that includes families; individuals living with mental illness; caregivers, and professionals from the private and public sectors.
Welcome from NAMI Shasta County
We are dedicated to improving the quality of lives for individuals living with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy. We consider acts of stigma directed against people living with serious mental illness to be discrimination.
We advocate for inclusion and involvement within our diverse
communities, for affordable and safe housing, for delivery of quality services, and for mutual respect and compassion for individuals living with mental illnesses.
Our purpose is to promote recovery, provide support, share
resources, and create hope.
NAMI Shasta County works to increase public awareness of mental illnesses as biologically based brain disorders, and to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illnesses.
NAMI Shasta County is an active participant in legislative and state policy and local policymaking for mental health issues. We are affiliates of NAMI California and NAMI National. Our advocacy efforts seek to end discrimination and improve community services such as access to treatment and medications
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 9-1-1
If you are considering suicide and need to talk to someone, call 800-273-TALK or
Helpline, 244-2222 (8am to 8pm; local line) (8255)