National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin County (NAMI)

(209) 468-3755
(209) 982-8025



National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin County (NAMI) provides personal and mutual support for families in times of crisis, including information and referral services. It assists families with coping and survival skills.

The NAMI Family Support group meets on the last Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and En Espanol Groupo de Apoyo Familiar on the fourth Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at 1212 North California Street, Conference Room A, off the main lobby in Stockton.

Fourth Thursday each month:
Family Support Group 6:00 p.m.
Meetings are held at:

Lodi Avenue Baptist Church
2301 West Lodi Avenue, Lodi. CA - Map
Irene Sherman at
Phone: (209) 468-3755
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Meetings are held:
Doctors Hospital of Manteca
Main Board Room
1205 E. North Street, Manteca, CA 95336- Map

First Thursday each month:
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
SJ County Behavioral Health
1212 N. California Street
Stockton, CA - Map
Mary Ellen Cranston at

Second Tuesday each month:
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Meetings are held at:

Healthy Connections Resource Center
35 East 10th Street, Suite B
Tracy, CA - Map

Contact: NAMI Office

The Family-to-Family class is a 12-week course for families and friends of the mentally ill. Each class is 2 1/2 hours in length. The course covers mental illness (the major mental diseases), medication, coping skills and family emotional support. This course is also available is Spanish.

Peer-to-Peer is a 9-week education course for consumers of mental health in the community. In addition, IOOV “In Our Own Voice” presentations are available for consumers, mental health staff and others in the community. This course is also available in Spanish.

The NAMI Provider Education Program offers 15 hours of in-service training, taught by a trained five-member team of family members, individuals living with mental illness and a mental health provider.

NAMI Basics is a 6-week, peer-directed education program developed specifically for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness/serious emotional disturbance or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support group meets the first Thursday and fourth Saturday of each month in Stockton. The group meets for 90 minutes and is open to all adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. There are no fees.

Please see above for support group days and times. Please call first to verify meeting days and times prior to attending.
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Main Location
P.O. Box 448
Stockton, CA  95201
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