Healthy Living with Mental Illness

Families of Adults

If you have an adult family member that has or may have a mental illness, you may have questions or want to learn more about resources and support.

As a starting point, check out Ventura County Local Resources listed on this page.

Questions about medication, how to help or other related issues? See FAQs, How to Talk About Mental Illness, and For More Information.

Be a stigma buster. See Myths and Facts for common myths.

If you have suggestions for other topics and resources that would be useful to find here, please let us know – email


  • NAMI Ventura County (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Resources including free education programs, peer-to-peer support and advocacy.
    (805) 641-2426
  • Adult Wellness & Recovery Center:
    Oxnard - (805) 653-5045
    Ventura - (805) 653-5308