Meet us at the intersection of compassion and understanding.

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When community sharing is paired with learning, the grip of stigma lessens so we can grow and heal. Thank you for joining us in this cause.

Educate. Empower. End Stigma.

The Mind Collective is a partnership between the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI San Diego) and the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University. Our mission is to create heartfelt communications to help people navigate the world of mental health ideas, concepts, treatments and realities. Our vision is to promote compassion and understanding from education about mental health facts and lived experiences. By bridging the academic and professional viewpoint with the peer and lived experiences, a well-rounded and holistic healing opportunity emerges.

Cathryn Nacario, CEO of NAMI San Diego
"Uniting to eliminate stigma builds bridges of community, care, and compassion and we are thrilled to be part of such an important initiative."

Cathryn Nacario,
CEO of NAMI San Diego
"This is a cause which is societally vital and also mission-driven and aligns to our university values. We are grateful to be a part of building this community and fostering this dialogue."

Andy Vaughn,
President and CEO of the Alliant International University System
Andy Vaughn, President and CEO of Alliant International University

Our Events

We host monthly Wellness Wednesday interactive ZOOM meetings which feature expert speakers, from both professional and personal lived experiences, who discuss relevant topics in areas of mental health.

September 20, 2023 2:00 PM

Superheroes and Neurodiversity: The Therapy and the Paradigm

Register Free Here!
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August 16, 2023 1:00 PM

Exploring the Impact of Migration on Mental Health Among Latinx Communities

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July 19, 2023 1:00 PM

NARCAN and Substance Use Disorder—What You Need to Know

View Recording Here
September 20, 2023 2:00 PM

Superheroes and Neurodiversity: The Therapy and the Paradigm

Register Free Here!

Our Video Library

Community Resources

Want to learn more? Need support? Check out this list of mental health and wellness resources.

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
CA Warmline
San Diego 211
NAMI San Diego Connection Support Group
San Diego Regional Resources

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Our Partners

The Mind Collective is a collaboration between two leaders in mental health representing education and lived experience. This partnership normalizes talking about mental health so people can get help when they need it and feel empowered to do so.

In the News

Stay informed about things that matter as we work towards a world of mental wellness.

The Mind Collective includes experts and specialists in education about mental health. Read the latest news and articles or contact us for Media Inquiries. We would be happy to connect you with experts to comment on breaking news, offer insights on recent studies and to comment on the current state of mental health.

Media Inquiries

6 Tips For Beating Brain Fog — from Mental Health Experts
After A Year Of Distancing And Lockdowns, We’re Anxious. How Are You Coping With Social Anxiety?
NAMI helps families navigate the turbulent waters of mental health conditions
Kids need less academic pressure and more support after a year of isolation and learning losses
Group raises awareness about mental illness at NAMI walk ....Community news