Based on the recent state of emergency, and requested social distancing measures, NAMI Butte County is canceling all in-person support groups and meetings until further notice. We are currently investigating viable options to offer support group meetings with “Zoom” online during this time. Should this be made available, we will share with our community at our earliest opportunity.



NOTICE: A LOCATION CHANGE! Please join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm for the Family and Friends Support Group. We meet at the NAMI office, 468 Manzanita Avenue Suite 9, Chico, CA (behind the Nissan dealership on Cohasset). The group lasts one and a half hours, until 8pm.

Contact Deborah at 530-680-5847 for more information.


NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness
NAMI Basics OnDemand Adapts In-Person Course to Reach Nationwide Audience

Oct 01 2019
Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Participants can sign up at

“We’re excited to offer the NAMI Basics program online for the first time for parents and caregivers of children and young adults experiencing a mental health condition,” said NAMI Acting CEO Angela Kimball. “We know parents face barriers to attending an in-person class, especially when a child may be experiencing mental health challenges, but that’s when this information is needed the most. We hope by providing this free, online course of NAMI Basics OnDemand we’ll reach more people when and where it’s easiest for them to access this vital information. We want parents to get the resources they need and to realize they are not alone.”
Since 2009, NAMI Basics has been offered by NAMI Affiliates in an in-person, group setting. Since its inception, NAMI Basics has served 20,000 participants, in 43 states across the country. To meet increasing demand for more convenient access to the program, NAMI created an online version of NAMI Basics, which is offered online and available 24/7.

The program is divided into six sessions, including:
• Basic elements of coping with mental health conditions
• Brain biology and getting a diagnosis
• Communication skills and crisis preparation
• Treatment and connecting with others by sharing your story
• Navigating the mental health and education systems
• Self-care and advocacy
If you or someone you love could benefit from the in-person NAMI Basics program or NAMI Basics OnDemand, please visit

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

NAMI Connection

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
• Free and confidential
• Held monthly for 90 minutes
• Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
• Led by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves
This support group will be held on the 4th Monday each month at 109 Parmac in Chico (second Driveway)
For more information contact Colleen at or 530-894-8551