Welcome to NAMI Kern County


NAMI Kern is an affiliate of NAMI California.

We are a grassroots volunteer organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.

Our mission is to provide: SupportEducation, and Advocacy.

We are advocates for a quality of life without stigma for all our constituents. We know what a struggle life can be when mental illness strikes. We, as it is said, “have been there, and it is heart breaking and life changing!”

Kern County is very large in area, demographics, and income range. We want to reach the underserved and isolated regions as well as Bakersfield proper. Our programs are effective. We market our classes by newspaper articles, television announcements, in church bulletins, at clinics and doctors’ offices.

However, word of mouth is the way most people become familiar with NAMI
and then it is because they are experiencing a crisis.

NAMI Kern County is strictly a volunteer based organization. We rely on donations, such as the NAMI Walk to continue to provide services at no cost. Donations are always welcomed. You can donate strictly to NAMI Kern County Affiliate. Or you may want to designate a certain program for your donation to be used for. Please contact us for more information.

NAMI Kern is an affiliate of NAMI California.
NAMI Kern is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization #77-0289372

Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Park at River Walk 
  Please prepare to join us for this years walk to fight against the stigma of mental illness, bring about awareness, and continue to provide the education and support so many Kern County residents desperately need. The NAMIWalks 2014 campaign is officially underway. Please visit our website to register and lend your support.

We would like to give this years Walk a personal touch!!! Please share the reason you are Walking!!! Why are you so passionate about NAMI and what are your stories???

Send an email to edixon.voiced@gmail.com
Maybe you will be featured on our next eblast!!!!

Register as a Team Captain by  

July 15, 2014 and be entered into a drawing for 2 movie tickets

Click here to find out all you need to be a team Captain!!

Click Here to Register for the Walk

Do you know of a business that may be interested in sponsoring this years NAMIWalk? It is a GREAT way for companies to show their support for NAMI and be recognized for their generosity! Please download and share the

For EVERY $100 in Sponsorships you bring in, you will be entered into a special drawing!!!




Education and Support


Mark Your Calendar...

  • NAMI A.I.M.

    Third Monday of every month

  • NAMIWalks 2014

    JOIN US!

  • » Find out more HERE
  • NAMI Kern Board Meeting 1st Tuesday of every Month