Welcome to our Community Resource Site
Resources on this site were gathered from parents in NAMI's Parent of Youth Support Group. We hope you find this information useful. NAMI has not researched or endorsed any of the services. It is simply a place to start researching support available in our community.
We welcome you to be a part of our Community by joining the Yahoo Groups online discussion group or by attending our monthly Support Group (meeting times are below). The discussion group announces seminars and workshops in our area. It is a place to ask questions and get support.
Help Line: (831) 427-8020 (this is a message machine where calls will be returned within 24 hours)
NAMI Parents of Youth Support Group
Third Thursday of each month
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Sash Mill
303 Portero Street, Bldg 42, Suite 103
Santa Cruz, CA
Join the Yahoo Group or Get on our email list to stay informed of changes to the schedule. (see form on right)
NAMI Meetings and Classes
NAMI Santa Cruz County offers many groups each week. We also list support groups from other agencies.
NAMI Santa Cruz County also offers excellent and free classes to families, peers, providers, schools and other organizations. This includes the Basics class geared for families with children under the age of 18.
Okay 2 Talk
OK 2 talk (http://ok2talk.org/) This community has a board for Spanish Speaking teens and young adults. The goal of OK2TALK is to encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.
Voices4Hope is a place for teenagers and young adults with mental health challenges to talk with each other and gain access to information that will help them live happily and independently. You can also learn about new research that is being conducted for people like you and discuss and bring up new ideas in the minds of young adults.