Rhode Island Mental Health Hotlines

Rhode Island is a beautiful coastal state teeming with cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. However, its residents are susceptible to the same mental health issues that are increasing in prevalence throughout the country. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NAMI), more than 57 million Americans live with a mental illness. That’s 1 out of 5 adults in the country. The numbers in Rhode Island are even starker: 178,000 adults have a mental health condition, and more than 4 out of 10 residents report dealing with symptoms of depression or anxiety. If you or someone you love in Rhode Island is struggling with a mental health issue, the state is home to many resources, including the RI hotline, where you can receive the help you need.

The National Mental Health Hotline

If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-888-599-2408 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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has its own Rhode Island crisis line that residents can call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, to speak with a compassionate professional. For issues that arise outside those hours, residents can text “NAMI” to 741-741 and a counselor will respond promptly. Call: (800) 950-NAMI (6264) Text: NAMI to 741-741

Help for Rhode Island Residents

Mental Health Association of Rhode Island

The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island offers support groups, counseling services and legal assistance related to mental health care treatment. It also provides support and advocacy services to individuals dealing with mental health crises and their families. (401) 331-3060

BH Link Crisis Helpline

BH Link is a Rhode Island mental health facility that offers help to individuals in crisis. The services available from this RI hotline include crisis intervention and, if necessary, referrals to outpatient treatment and other mental health services locally or statewide. (401) 414-LINK

Rhode Island OMHA

The state Office of the Mental Health Advocate offers a hotline that connects you to, according to their website, “an independent state agency staffed by attorneys who provide an array of free legal, investigative, and advocacy services.” Call 401-462-2003 for more information.

Mental Health Hotline for Rhode Islanders

The mental health RI hotline offers immediate support for depression, anxiety, acute mental health crises and other personal issues. A trained, compassionate professional will take your call and help you work through your situation. If necessary, they can refer you to a local mental health professional for additional treatment. We’re available 24-7 and eager to help you get your life back.