About Us

Who are we

NAMI Tulare County, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is part of the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of people affected by mental illness. NAMI Tulare County is an affiliate of NAMI National and NAMI California. We are a volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing essential, education, advocacy and support groups for people living with serious mental illness and their family and friends. We advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research. We are committed to addressing the mental health needs of our community, replacing stigma with understanding and building a community of hope for all those in need.

For Family-to-Family information call 559-627-1306, 559-594-6967 or 559-280-5258 in Porterville, CA

*Available in Spanish and English


Support groups provide an opportunity for sharing concerns; we are a community of HOPE.

Visalia CA:

St. Paul's Church, Guild Room, 120 N. Hall, Visalia CA

1st Monday of the month
Genearal Membership Meeting: at 5:45 p.m.
followed by:
CARE and SHARE Support Group at 7:00 p.m.

Support Groups

  • Support For Family and Friends
    St. Paul's Church, Guild Room,
    120 N. Hall St., Visalia, CA
    1st Tuesday of the month
    General Membership Meeting: at 5:45 p.m. and Support Group at 7:00pm

    Support For Individuals With Mental Illness
    NAMI Connections; Every Thursday at 3:00pm at TLC, 546 E. Tulare Ave. Visalia, CA
    Look for the Wellness and Recovery Sign.
    This confidential group is led by peers living well in recovery.
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Education Programs

  • This is a free twelve-week education course on the topic of wellness and recovery for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness. The course is taught by two trained [more]
  • *Also Available in Spanish

  • This free ten week education course provides a full approach to recovery for people with mental illness who are interested in achieving and maintaining wellness. [more]
  • A panel presentation providing a summary of mental illness in children and adolescents and a discussion of the issues these disorders raise for parents and teachers. [more]
  • This is a 50-minute program designed for high school audiences and is typically presented in the freshman/sophomore health classes during the mental health portion of the curriculum. [more]