Indiana Mental Health Hotlines

The need for mental health care is greater than ever, yet Hoosiers are struggling to find support. In February 2021, 38.5% of adults in Indiana reported symptoms of anxiety or depression — but half of them were unable to get counseling or therapy. If you’re looking to build a better, healthier life, the Indiana Mental Health Hotline is here to make programs and services more accessible. When you’re faced with mental health challenges, state and national resources like NAMI and 988 Indiana can help.

The National Mental Health Hotline

If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-888-549-0513 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.

Help for Indiana Residents

Be Well Indiana

A multitude of resources can be found for all Hoosiers by clicking here or by calling 211. There are multiple links available for several specific issues. The Indiana State Department of Mental Health itself can be reached by dialing 1-877-826-0011.

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 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.

SAMHSA National Helpline

SAMHSA’s national helpline provides free, confidential referral services to individuals and families facing challenges with mental health or substance abuse disorders. Trained information specialists are available 24/7, with options to speak in English or Spanish. Call to find treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations in your area.

Call: (800) 662-HELP (4357)
Text: 435748 (HELP4U)

NAMI Indiana

The Indiana affiliates of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offer education and emotional support for families, friends and individuals with severe mental illnesses. The NAMI Indiana crisis line is staffed with empathetic volunteers who can help you identify symptoms and find the right treatment options. Call Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call: (800) 677-6442

Mental Health America of Indiana

Free, confidential assistance is available 24/7 through MHA’s Be Well Crisis Helpline. Call to connect with a trained crisis specialist who can help you create a plan for wellness. Assistance may include new coping skills, social groups or outpatient therapy at their EmberWood Center in Franklin.


Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA)

DMHA is a government agency offering crisis intervention, treatment programs and recovery support for Indiana adults. Its Child Mental Health Wraparound Program is specially designed to help children aged 6-17.

(800) 901-1133

What Is 988 Indiana?

988 Indiana is a suicide and crisis lifeline for anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Families and friends may also call 988 if they’re concerned about a loved one in distress. Call or text 988 from anywhere in Indiana 24/7. You’ll immediately be connected to compassionate, nonjudgmental support.


Indiana Mental Health Hotline

If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression or any other mental health concerns, you never have to feel alone. The caring counselors at our Indiana Mental Health Hotline are always available to lend an ear, provide support and connect you to community resources. Your mental health matters — reach out to us today.