NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.
To provide support, education and advocacy for person with mental illness, their families and friends.
To promote better quality of care, rights and interest of citizens with mental illness particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves, and advocate for policies at the local, state and national level to accomplish these objectives.
To encourage mental health professionals to include family members in the care and treatment pf their family members.
HOPE: We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness and the potential in all of us.
INCLUSION: We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.
EMPOWERMENT: We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service to our mission.
COMPASSION: We practice respect, kindness and empathy.
FAIRNESS: We fight for equity and justice.
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
If you need Immediate Assistance:
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255
CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-800-991-5272
NAMI NATIONAL HELPLINE: 1-800-950-6264
IN A CRISIS? TEXT NAMI TO 741741