Oregon Mental Health Hotlines

Oregon is a state filled with natural beauty, from the Painted Hills to the Cascades to the Columbia River Gorge. But even surrounded by stunning scenery, mental health challenges can strike at any time. It’s not an uncommon struggle — one in five Americans lives with a mental illness, according to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study from 2021. In Oregon, 42% of adults report that they’re living with anxiety or depression, and nearly three out of 10 say they have nowhere to turn for help. Mental illness can feel isolating, but there are places and people you can turn to for help. With support available through networks like the Mental Health Hotline, Oregon residents can reach out to both national and state-level mental health resources in an Oregon mental health crisis — or to just connect with a listening ear. Here are a few contacts you should always have handy:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)’s mental health and depression hotline for Oregon is also available 24-7. You can call them directly between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday or text after hours if you’re facing a crisis. Phone: (888) 599-2408 Text: NAMI to 741-741 

National Mental Health Hotline

The National Mental Health Hotline is conveniently staffed around the clock and available anywhere in the United States. If you’re traveling or in another state, trained counselors can direct you to local resources available to help you wherever you are. (888) 599-2408

Help for Oregon Residents

Oregon Youthline

Oregon Youthline is a crisis support service for youth, staffed by trained teen volunteers. It’s available every day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and offers a place for young adults to receive support from their peers. Phone: (877) 968-8491 Text: teen2teen to 839863

Lines for Life Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Hotline

Lines for Life is a 24-7 mental health and suicide prevention hotline. You can receive confidential support and crisis intervention if you’re facing a mental health crisis or contemplating suicide. Trained professionals answer calls immediately, offering compassion and guidance and directing you to the appropriate resources if needed. (800) 273-TALK

Mental Health Hotline for Oregonians

If you need immediate help for a mental health challenge and you’re not sure where to start, you can reach out to the above resources or call the Mental Health Hotline 24-7 to speak with a trained, compassionate professional. We’ll listen to your concerns, talk you through your situation and, if necessary, connect you with local resources to provide additional assistance.