NAMI San Diego is the leading provider of mental health support in San Diego county and parts of LA county. Via hundreds of support groups and mental health classes and technology education; multi-language phone support; anti-stigma efforts; legislative advocacy; and online and physical resources, NAMI San Diego assists a wide and diverse population of those suffering from mental illness, their family and friends, and mental health professionals.
NAMI San Diego has consistently embraced leading edge technology to get mental health resources to people who need them; via techniques such as social media, online education and outreach, live chat help, and now, a mobile application developed for families and friends supporting a loved one during a psychiatric crisis.
In June 2016, NAMI San Diego released oscER (Organized Support Companion in an Emergency Room), a mobile application designed by mental health professionals, emergency room doctors, and individuals suffering from mental illness. oscER jr. is the version of oscER build for children, and will provide emergency guidance and helpful resources to children who are relatives or friends of an individual suffering from a mental illness.