Prevalence of Mental Illness

  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year
  • An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
  • Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long delays --sometimes decades-- betwee the first apperance of symptoms and when people get help.

Membership Application

Membership Application

Membership will help people with mental illness and their families:

NAMI members are making their voices heard in the community, in the mental health system, and in the legislature. Working together we can and must make positive changes for our families and future generations.

P.O. Box 3655, Visalia, CA 93278
(559) 732-6264

For More Information call:

Office:
(559) 732-6264 (message)
Visalia (559) 627-1306
or
Porterville:
(559) 280-5358

National NAMI Help Line:
(800) 950-NAMI (6264)

Learn more on the internet:

Support Groups


  • Support For Family and Friends
    Place:
    St. Paul's Church, Guild Room,
    120 N. Hall St., Visalia, CA
    1st Monday 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.
See all

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]