Help us reach our goal of $40,000!
NAMI Santa Cruz offers hope, empowerment, compassion, and inclusion through education, support, and advocacy for those affected by mental health conditions. All of our programs are free of cost to the community.
The pandemic has left many people in our community feeling isolated and facing new mental health challenges. Thanks to your continuous support during this difficult time, we have been able to sustain our programs, but there’s still more to be done! Individuals and families are still in need of support and safety. There is still much shame and stigma surrounding mental health issues for youth as well as adults.
Together, we’ll make progress for mental health!
The statistics are staggering...
- One in five youth experience a mental health condition... only 20% of them actually get help
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15-24 year-olds
- 17% of high school students seriously consider suicide
- One in five adults nationwide experience some form of mental illness, 60% do not seek treatment
Let's continue to provide a safe place for those affected by mental health conditions and their families. Help them stay connected and hopeful.
We envision a world where people affected by mental illness experience acceptance and compassion, and live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a caring community.
YOUR contribution will help NAMI reach more people!
“NAMI has been a touchstone for me, a place to be heard, to hear others, to be validated. NAMI is one of the ways I take care of myself, nurture myself, give myself a safe place to be a mom of a child affected by mental illness. I’ve learned, most importantly- IT’S NOT MY FAULT! NAMI is a gift you give to yourself.”
-Family to Family Participant
"NAMI's Connection Support Group has connected me with people, helped normalize my mental health struggles, and that I am not alone.
With the current pandemic, it is one of my social outlets."
- Connection Support Group Participant
You are not alone.