The General Support Groups and Meetings are FREE and you can drop in without registering (unlike our classes for which you must register). It is important that you arrive on time, as they like to start and end as planned. These support groups are open to family members and the person with the mental illness, although they are mainly attended by family members.

Be sure to look at our Consumer Support Groups, which are open ONLY to people who have a mental illness. Click Here to be taken to that site.

Remember, NAMI San Diego Meetings are FREE and open to the Public. Phone numbers provided if more information is needed.

NEW: 2 topic-based support groups coming soon: ECT Family Support Group and Criminal Justice Family Support Grop. Click Here to read the press release.

NAMI San Diego


East County Support Group
2nd Wednesday of the Month, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
El Cajon Library
201 East Douglas Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Call (619) 543-1434 or (800) 523-5933

Criminal Justice Family Support Group
3rd Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Spring Valley Youth and Family Coalition
3845 Spring Dr. Room 31
Spring Valley, CA. 91977
Call (619) 543-1434 or (800) 523-5933

Central Region Support Group
1st Monday of the Month (excluding holidays)
NAMI San Diego Office
4480 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92116

NAMI San Diego Support Group
3rd Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
NAMI San Diego Office
4480 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92116
Call (619) 543-1434 or (800) 523-5933

Clairemont NAMI Support Group
2nd Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
St. David’s Episcopal Church (Library)
5050 Milton Street
San Diego, CA 92110

2nd Thursday, 7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
La Jolla Presbyterian Church
7715 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(Life Center Building, Rm 9, Upstairs) (Park on Draper, go up steps, turn left
and go into building facing you, climb stairs and turn right, follow short hall until
come to room.)
Call (760) 705-6200

Rancho Bernardo Support Group
3rd Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Rancho Bernardo Community
Presbyterian Church
17010 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92128
Call Ellie Taylor (858) 485-0703 or Judy Mapston (858) 603-4085

Sibling and Adult Children’s Group
2nd Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Scripps-Mende Well Being Center
Adjacent to the Westfield (UTC) Mall
San Diego, CA 92122
Call Michelle Cauble at (858) 756-3140

Spouses/Partners of Persons with a Diagnosis of Bi-Polar Disorder
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Clairemont Lutheran Church
(Luther Hall, Room 2 on the 1st Floor)
4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117
Call 858-472-2058

Spanish Support Group-South Bay (En Español)
1st Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (except on holidays, then meet on 2nd Monday)
South County Family Resource Center
690 Oxford Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Call Luz Fernandez (East County Clinic) at (619) 401-5500 for more information

Spanish Family Support Group (En Español)
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6:00—8:00 p.m.
Otay Mesa Library
3003 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA. 92154
Call Gina Osuna at (619) 288-3133 or
Kika Cortez (619) 397-8835 or
Adela Soto (619) 852-2309

Spanish Family Support Group (En Español)
2nd & 4th Monday Beginning October 2010, 5:00—7:00 p.m.
Maria Sardinas Clinic
1465 30th Street, Suite K
San Diego, Ca. 92154
Call Kika Cortez (619) 397-8835

Vietnamese Family Support Group
2nd Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Linda Vista Library
2160 Ulric Street
San Diego, CA 92111
Contact Helene Quach: or (858) 610-5882

NAMI Patton
3rd Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
c/o Patton State Hospital (Administration Annex - Room 148)
3102 E. Highland Ave.
Patton, CA 92369
Tel: (909) 425-7392 Fax: (909) 425-0160

NAMI San Diego, North Inland

Tuesday Share & Care Meeting
Every Tuesday
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Joslyn Senior Center
210 East Park Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
Call (619) 543-1434 or (800) 523-5933

NAMI North Coastal
P. O. Box 2235
Carlsbad, CA 92018

Education Meeting
3rd Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Michael’s by the Sea Episcopal
Church 2775 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Call (760) 722-3754 or (800) 523-5933

Education Meeting followed by NAMI Facilitated Share & Care
Support Group 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Schizophrenics in Transition

Board Meeting
144 Copper Avenue
Vista, CA 92083
Call (858) 481-7069 for meeting time
NAMI-SIT includes the following:
• Copper Hill Living & Learning Center
• Creative Arts Consortium
• Friends - (760) 631-2206
• Vet to Vet
• Advocacy Works
• Jardin Cesar Chavez

TARA Borderline Personality Disorder

Support Meetings for Family Members
UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services (Gifford Clinic)
1st Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
140 Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
2nd Floor Rm 247

Tri-city Medical Center
3rd Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

For more information on TARA meetings call Sandy at 760-729-5748 or email her at

Other General Support

Survivors of Suicide Support Group
VA Medical Center
1st Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
3350 La Jolla Village Drive (2 North) Rm 2438, La Jolla, CA. 92161
Support group for anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one by suicide (veteran or non-veteran)
For more information contact:
Danielle Glorioso, MSW at 858-246-0767 or

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