Nearly 1 out of every 4 Idaho residents suffers from some form of mental illness. About 6% of residents suffer from a serious mental health issue. Worse yet, Idaho consistently has one of the higher suicide rates among the US states. As is the case with many other states, there is a disconnect between how many suffer and how many receive treatment.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Idaho residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare offers many behavioral health crisis resources. Please click here for a list of phone numbers by region. The numbers on the page are voice only. If you wish to text, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline can be texted (or called) at 1-208-398-4357.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 8 PM EST, there is a 24/7 text line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.