"It is okay to seek help for mental health." - Taraji P. Henson and the Boris L. Henson Foundation
Need to talk to someone? (Warmlines)
Warmlines were created to give people support when they just need to talk to someone. Speaking to someone on these calls are typically free, confidential, and run by people who understand what it is like to struggle with mental health problems.
What to know before you call
It is best to call a warmline in your own state. If one doesn’t exist or it is busy, you can try a warmline below in another state that is close to you and provides national service. Some lines have limits in the amounts of time you can call. For example, they might tell you up front that they can only speak to you for an hour. Others have unlimited time and do not stop conversations until you are ready.
When you call, they might ask for some information, like where are you calling from. Please note: All times of operation are listed according to the time zones where each warmline is located. If you call a warmline in a different time zone, pay attention to the change in time.
Warmlines are for support and can link you to a crisis hotline if you need support for suicidal thoughts or crisis. If you are in crisis and do not need a warmline, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK, or text “MHA” to 741-741 to talk to a trained counselor from the Crisis Text Line.
Here is a comprehensive list of warm lines, support, and crisis hotlines:
- NAMI National Warm Line Directory
- MHA Mental Health Information Warm Line Directory
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255
- The NAMI Helpline: 800.950.6264
- Postpartum Support International: 800.944.4773
- National Hope Line Network: 800.442.4673
- Veterans Crisis Line: 800.273.8255
- Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990
- Call Black Line: 800.604.5841
- GLBT National Hotline: 888.843.4564
- The California Peer-Run Warm Line: 855.845.7415
- Trevor Project: 866.488.7386 or Text TREVOR to 202.304.1200
- Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency or fear for your safety, call 911.
Thank you for taking time to review our national resource toolkit. We are constantly updating this guide with resources you can use. We hope that the information shared was helpful to you.
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