Welcome to NAMI Butte County
468 Manzanita Ave, Suite 9, Chico Ca 95926
Office Hours by Appointment Only
Call 530-894-8551 for information or email: cmphipps@csuchico.edu 


NAMI Butte County is sponsoring “NAMI On Campus” at Chico High.

NAMI on Campus High School (NCHS) Clubs are student-led groups on high school campuses, where students can talk openly about mental health and wellness, learn ways to support friends or family members who have a mental illness, and educate others on campus about mental health and wellness. The goal of NCHS Clubs is to end stigma by raising awareness that mental illness is not rare and should be treated like any other kind of medical condition.

An event “Each Mind Matters” to kick off this program will be held at Chico High Campus in February.

Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement and was created to unite all of us who share a vision of improved mental health and equality.

For more information contact: JAhmadi@chicousd.org


Based on the pandemic health threat, and requested social distancing measures, NAMI Butte County is canceling all in-person support groups and meetings until further notice. We are currently offering 2 support group meetings with “Zoom” online during this time.


NAMI Family Support Group                     

The NAMI Family Support Group will be meeting via the Zoom online meeting platform. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Deborah at dpburfeind@comcast.net to register and get zoom information, and to ask any questions you may have.

NEXT MEETING: March 2, 2021

TIME: 6:30 PM to 8 PM

This is an opportunity for families with loved ones who struggle with mental illness to share, listen and learn through a mutually supportive audience in a safe and supportive environment.


The NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group – 4th Monday of the month – meeting via the Zoom online meeting platform

NEXT MEETING: March 22, 2021  5:30 pm-7 pm

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Judy (jelgourds@yahoo.com) to register and get Zoom information, and to ask any questions you may have.

NAMI Connections Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for people, over the age of 18 living with mental illness. NAMI Connection Support Groups are led by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves. The group is designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model.

Zoom is a FREE cloud-based teleconferencing service that allows video or voice meetings between multiple people. You can use Zoom from your PC, tablet or smart phone. When using a tablet or smart phone, you can download the free app from your app store. Go to www.zoom.us to learn more. It’s free, it’s easy – you just need to sign up for an account with your email and create a password.



Family to Family Education Course (Fall and Spring)
TIME: 6:30 PM to 9 PM
WHERE: 1528 Esplanade – Enloe Conference Center
Sign up for the next Family to Family Education Course, contact Mary at 530-518-7983

Peer-to-Peer Education Course (Fall and Spring)
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session course for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Peer‐to‐Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. For more information or to register for upcoming classes:
Contact Colleen at 530-894-8551   cmphipps@csuchico.edu

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Because mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children – or 60 million Americans – NAMI works every day to save lives.

At the heart of NAMI’s mission are the sharing of information, resources, and support and networking opportunities for people with a mental illness, their families, friends, mental health professionals, and the general public.

NAMI Butte County strives to offer hope, reform, and health to our community through education and advocacy efforts. Research is constantly providing us with new information about the brain and the nature of mental illnesses and consequently, more effective treatments.

Our Purpose

    • To improve the quality of life for people with brain disorders by working to ensure dignity and securing nondiscriminatory access to quality health care, housing, education, and all economic opportunities.
    • To educate ourselves and the public through the gathering of information, utilizing the expertise of mental health professionals, media exposure, and community involvement.
    • To identify systemic breakdowns and advocate for improvement within the criminal justice system, hospitals, state, county and private facilities.
    • To evaluate legislation affecting mental health services and to advocate for appropriate action.
    • To educate policymakers about serious brain disorders & the impact they have on individuals and their families.