NAMI Amador Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.

Registration is Now Open for Fall !

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Amador Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment. 

NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:

  • Set a vision and goals for the future;
  • Partner with health care providers;
  • Develop confidence for making decisions;
  • Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools;
  • Share your story;
  • Strengthen relationships;
  • Enhance communication skills;
  • Learn about mental health treatment options.

Registration Is Now Open for Spring!

Peer-to-Peer classes are held on Saturdays for eight weeks:

  • Dates:      Saturday, September 5,, 2019 – Saturday, October 26,, 2018
  • Time:       10AM – 12:30PM
  • Location: Sutter Amador Hospital – Multipurpose Room, Jackson, CA 95642

Call to reserve your spot today: (209) 419-0006 (ask for Michael)
Registration is required. Must be 18 years or older.




NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Family-to-Family is a free, twelve-session educational program for family members and caregivers of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Amador Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there and includes presentations, discussion, and interactive, real-world exercises.

Registration is Now Open for Fall !

What You'll Gain

NAMI Amador Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.
The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you'll learn about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively;
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress;
  • Developing confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion;
  • Finding and using local supports and services;
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain;
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications, and side effects;
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family.

Registration Is Now Open for Spring!

Family-to-Family classes are held on Thursday eveningsfor twelve weeks:

  • Dates: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Thrusday, November 14, 2019     
  • Time:        6 PM– 8:30 PM
  • Location:  ATCAA – 10590 Highway 88, Jackson, CA 95462
  • Registration is required. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

To register contact one the facilitators below:

  • Stacey: (209) 304-0868




Free 90-minute groups offered monthly in evenings following monthly education/advocacy meetings for all family members, caregivers and friends of people with mental illness. Led by trained facilitators, we provide support, ideas, resources, and information about caring for someone with a mental illness.

Led by trained members who are also in recovery from mental illness, this free group meets weekly and is open to anyone with a mental illness. We provide a casual, flexible and supportive setting to work on daily challenges in regaining wellness.


Programs of NAMI Amador are supported in part by a California Mental Health Services Act contract with the Amador County Behavioral Health Department.
NAMI Amador is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAMI, Inc.

Amador County Sheriff - 911

Amador County Behavioral Health Dept.
8am-5pm - 209-223-6412
24-hours Emergency Number

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


Mailing Address

NAMI Amador
PO Box 482
Jackson, CA 95642

209-223-1485, x266


NAMI Amador is a California
Non-profit Corporation, and
Federal tax-exempt public
ID # 87-0708427