CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-800-991-5272 


Family Support Groups English

Family Support Groups are for family members of individuals living with a mental illness. You will gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar situations.

Family Support Groups Spanish

Family Support Groups will help you see the individual not the illness, aim for better coping skills, and accept that we cannot solve every problem.

Family Support Groups Outlying Areas

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at a time I really needed it.”

                        NAMI Support Group participant

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
2001-28th Street, Bakersfield

4th Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
2300 S. Union Ave, Bakersfield

2nd Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2001-28th Street, Bakersfield

Every 4th Friday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Consumer Family Learning Center
 Street, Bakersfield


For more information about support groups
call (661) 858-3255

Every 3rd Thursday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Delano Regional Medical Center
1401 Garces Hwy

Redgecrest Regional Hospical
1400 N. Norma, Ste. 137

Designed for adults (18 and older)
with a loved one living with mental health challenges.

Bakersfield Recovery Support Group

Every Friday, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Beale Library
701 Truxtun Ave

(661) 247-5426

Ridgecrest Recovery Support

Every Thursday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Crossroads Community Church
235 N. China Lake Blvd

(760) 384-8672

Lake Isabella Recovery Support Group

Every Monday, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Kern Valley Healthcare District
6412 Laurel Ave

(760) 370-4793

When mental illness is present, the potential for crisis is never far from mind. Crisis episodes related to mental illness can feel incredibly overwhelming. There’s the initial shock, followed by a flood of questions—the most prominent of which is: “What can we do?”
People experiencing mental illness—and the people who care for them—need information. However, that information is not always readily available and the search for answers may require more energy and persistence than possible in times of crisis.
“Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency” (Crisis Guide) provides important, potentially life-saving information for people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. This guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and so much more.

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About NAMI Kern:

NAMI Kern is an affiliate of NAMI California. We are a grassroots (501(c)3 nonprofit corporation made up of families, friends, professionals, students and individuals living with mental illness.

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About NAMI Kern

Mailing Address:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
P.O. Box 9144
Bakersfield, CA 93389-9144

Helpline: (661) 858-3255

NAMI Kern County is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Federal Tax ID #77-0289372


NAMI Kern is an affiliate of NAMI California. We are a grassroots (501(c)3 nonprofit corporation made up of families, friends, professionals, students and individuals living with mental illness.


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