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.

Core Beliefs

NAMI Kern County believes that:
  • We recognize mental illnesses are brain disorders
  • We see the person not the illness
  • We reject stigma in ourselves and others
  • We forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • We embrace humor as healthy
  • We expect a better future in a realistic way
  • We will never give up hope
Bylaws – NAMI Kern County

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Annual Dues:

$35.00 – General Membership $3.00 – Consumer/Open Door (available to anyone who cannot afford to pay full membership) Dues include: Membership in NAMI National and the quarterly newsmagazine, the Advocate Membership in NAMI California Weekly electronic and quarterly print NAMI Kern County newsletters
Membership Options

Become a Member or Renew Your Membership By Mail

Download a printable membership form here. Make checks payable to: NAMI Kern County PO BOX 9144 Bakersfield, CA 93389-9144 You may also send your membership request using the form below and either pay with PayPal or mail in your check to complete the membership process.