Oklahoma Mental Health Hotlines

According to a 2020 report from Oklahoma Mental Health and Substance Abuse, “Based on 2012 data, Oklahoma ranks 3rd (22.4%) in the nation for rates of Any Mental Illness. Also, for rates of Any Substance Abuse Disorders, Oklahoma ranks 2nd in the nation at 11.9%.” The most recent data from Mental Health America places the state 40th as far as overall mental health. 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 Oklahoma residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.

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 info@nami.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.

Learn how to contact the Oklahoma mental health crisis line and discover other helpful resources for those struggling with mental health in the state. Mental health disorders affect people from all walks of life. According to the World Health Organization, there’s been a 13% increase in the prevalence of mental health conditions worldwide over the last decade. Oklahoma hasn’t been immune to these effects. A recent National Mental Health Report found that 17% of Oklahoma youths experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year, and 25.5% of adults in the state experienced some form of mental illness over the same period. Fortunately, support is available for adults and young people who are struggling with their mental health. The Oklahoma Mental Health Crisis Line offers free help and advice, and there are many other national and statewide resources. It’s not always easy to reach out for support, but it’s a major step that can truly help on the road to recovery. The following resources are free to access and offer confidential support. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your struggles, they’re available to listen and assist you at your own pace.

Support for Oklahoma Residents

Oklahoma Mental Health Crisis Line

If you need emergency mental health support in Oklahoma, the Mental Health Crisis Helpline should be your first call. The helpline offers free, confidential advice and support 24 hours a day and can be accessed by voice or text. There’s also a wealth of information available on the Mental Health Lifeline website. 988

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Oklahoma

This nonprofit organization offers free peer support for Oklahoma residents living with depression or bipolar disorder. Face-to-face and virtual support groups are available, and a schedule is listed on the organization’s website. The alliance isn’t able to provide immediate crisis intervention in Oklahoma but can still be an invaluable resource for those living with depression or bipolar disorder. (405) 254-3994

Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program (OSAP)

Sponsored by Oklahoma University, OSAP exists to serve state residents in regard to emergency help of any nature. Call 1-800-522-9054 for help, or visit the website for a multitude of free resources.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness runs a number of helplines and services for those struggling with mental health. Its crisis text line is open 24-7 for free crisis support from a trained counselor. Those who’d prefer to talk on the telephone can call the NAMI HelpLine, which is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Alternatively, NAMI can be contacted by email at info@nami.org. Call: (800) 950-NAMI (6262) Text: NAMI to 741-741

National Mental Health Hotline

The National National Mental Health Hotline offers free support for people struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia and other issues. The helpline is open 24 hours a day and is staffed by trained professionals. Additional information, including links to support groups, is available on the National Mental Health Hotline website. (888) 549-0513