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The families and members of NAMI Monterey County are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.


Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.


Advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness.

  • Educate the public about mental illness.
  • Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.
  • Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.


In our envisioned future mental illness will no longer thwart a person’s fulfillment of his or her potential. With early pinpoint diagnoses, interventions and targeted medications and services there is no pervasive disability. Ultimately, we envision a day when prevention or a cure is found.

NAMI Monterey County offers a wide variety of FREE educational programs and support groups to support those who work, live, or care for someone with a mental illness.

Our focus is to provide education, support, and connection to mental health resources. *We DO NOT provide counseling or direct service.*

  • Visit our Programs menu for more information on our FREE family, peer, and provider programs and support groups.
  • For information on resources visit our Resources menu.
  • For those interested in scheduling a presentation for staff or a community group to learn more about mental health, visit our NAMI Events & Outreach section.

Email or call the NAMI Office for more information 831-422-6264.

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