The percentage of Oregonian adults with any form of mental illness is 23.8% which is about 4% higher than the national average. This means close to 1 in 4 Oregon adults suffers from a mental condition. Around 32.5% of Oregonians report anxiety and/or depression, which is also higher than the national average, by nearly 2%.
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 Oregon 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.
Crisis Services by County
The Oklahoma state government offers a dropdown list of counties, which links to crisis services nearest you, on their website. At the time of this writing, the list was updated last in March of 2017, so we apologize for any broken links or non-working numbers.
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 email@example.com. 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.