Pacific Research Partners : Local Advocacy Organizations

Pacific Research Partners, an affiliate of CNS Research, is a leading clinical research center in Northern California. The site has highly qualified and experienced Investigators with many years of experience providing services to the Bay Area community. Pacific Research Partners conducts outpatient studies in the areas of psychiatry, pain, internal medicine, and more. With innovative recruitment methods and a convenient location in a large, diverse population center, Pacific Research Partners consistently meets enrollment goals. The site has been a top tier enroller on a majority of studies conducted.

Below you will find several advocacy organizations in your area. Please feel free to reach out if you need support, education or want to get involved as an advocate for yourself and community. You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.

Pacific Research Partners Local Advocacy Organizations

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco is a peer-led social justice community dedicated to progressive mental health issues for the past 70 years.

MHA of San Francisco
870 Market Street, Suite 928
San Francisco, CA 94102-3001
Phone: (415) 421-2926

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Alameda County offers free education programs along with support, guidance, and hope for those affected by mental health conditions throughout Alameda County.

NAMI Alameda County
Phone: (510) 334-7721

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Francisco is a peer-run community of people with mood challenges and their friends and families. Our community is dedicated to support and empower by providing a safe and compassionate peer to peer support groups. For additional information visit us at

DBSA Berkeley
Oakland, CA
Jeff Caiola: (510) 485-8116

DBSA San Francisco – Support Group
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 758-1799


This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is directly affiliated with.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at  Thank you!