Find Help in a Crisis
Text NAMI to 741-741.
Crisis Text Line
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
Contact the NAMI HelpLine
To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m., ET, or send an email to [email protected].
NAMI HelpLine Chat
To chat with a HelpLine specialist on NAMI.org
Click "Chat with us" below
The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
- They understand, many from their own experiences, listen and offer support.
- They are informed on NAMI Programs, NAMI Support Groups and how to locate your local NAMI Affiliate.
- They are trained to help identify the best resource options for your individual concern.
- They are knowledgeable and a source of accurate information about relevant topics.
- They care.
To become a NAMI HelpLine volunteer, please visit I want to make a difference.
Unfortunately, the NAMI HelpLine is unable to provide mental health counseling, advice, personal advocacy or referrals to mental health providers or lawyers. The NAMI HelpLine does not provide individual casework, legal representations or any type of individual advocacy.
The NAMI HelpLine is not a hot line, crisis line or suicide prevention line. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please see the resources below.