Crisis Helplines: Oregon and Nationwide

 
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In a crisis?

Find your connection to crisis services in your county in Oregon or use a nationwide crisis line.

 

Calling a helpline

Sometimes advice from your friends just isn’t enough. We all have times when it is important to talk with someone who has experience in helping people work through their problems, or someone who’s outside the situation. Sometimes, when things are really tough, you’ll feel a strong need to talk to someone urgently and there are many ways to do that.

Oregon

Lines for Life - Statewide

Lines for Life is an Oregon-based organization working in the prevention, intervention and advocacy for suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness. They also host a helpline that is open 24/7/365 where you can speak to highly-trained crisis intervention specialists. Lines for Life Suicide Lifeline and YouthLine after hours is answered by the same adult volunteers and staff that take calls for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

  • SUICIDE LIFELINE - For those going through crisis and those concerned for them

    • Call 1-800-273-8255 (24/7/365)

    • Text 273TALK to 839863 (8 a.m. to 11 p.m. PST daily)

  • ALCOHOL & DRUG HELPLINE - For individuals and family members seeking crisis intervention, treatment referral, and chemical-dependency information

    • Call 1-800-923-4357 (24/7/365)

    • Text RecoveryNow to 839863 (8 a.m. to 11 p.m. PST daily)

  • MILITARY HELPLINE - Support for service members, veterans and their families

    • Call 1-888-457-4838 (24/7/365)

    • Text MIL1 to 839863 (8 a.m. to 11 p.m. PST daily)

  • YOUTHLINE - Support for youth in crisis or when needing help

    • Call 1-877-968-8491

    • Text teen2teen to 839863

    • Email at YouthL@LinesforLife.org

    • Chat online here

    • Teens are available to chat with you from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST daily, all other times are with adults

It’s free and it’s confidential. If there are concerns that you or someone else is in imminent danger, they’ll let you know they’re concerned and ask for your name and address. They will continue to support you, but will contact local police and EMS if they believe you won’t be able to keep yourself safe. That being said, Lines for Life aims to be as least invasive as possible and works to support you first and foremost.

Baker County

New Directions Northwest Behavioral Health and Wellness provides outpatient care for Baker County residents with care available in-person and over the phone. They also offer assessments, crisis stabilization, intervention planning, connections to mental health providers, and non-crisis community resources. For more information on services they offer, please visit their website.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-523-3646 (24/7 support)
  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Call 1-541-523-3646 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Benton County

Benton County Behavioral Health can connect you to crisis support, as well as a variety of services available for youth and adults.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate help

    • Call 1-888-232-7192 (24/7 support)
  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Call 1-541-766-6835

Clackamas County

Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division can connect you to crisis support, as well as long-term support, counseling, and safety screenings.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate help

    • Call 1-503-655-8585 (24/7 support)
  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES - For Clackamas County residents looking to schedule mental health services that are NOT urgent

    • Call 1-503-742-5335

    • Available Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Clatsop County

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare offers 24-hour crisis care and outpatient services for Clatsop County residents.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate help

    • Call 1-503-325-5724 (24/7 support)
  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES - For Clatsop County residents looking to schedule non-emergency mental health services or for more information

    • Call 1-503-325-5722

    • Available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Columbia County

Columbia Community Mental Health offers daily, 24-hour support for Columbia County residents via telephone, walk-in center, and a mobile crisis response unit. These services may include assessment, crisis intervention, safety planning, follow-up, additional information, and referrals. Services will not be denied if you are unable to pay.

  • CRISIS LINE & MOBILE CRISIS UNIT - For immediate help

    • Call 1-503-782-4499 (24/7 support)

Coos County

Coos Health & Wellness - Behavioral Health Services provides prevention services and education in behavioral and public health to the residents of Coos County.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate help. They also have a mobile response team that can drive to your home, business, or other location to provide crisis intervention.

    • Call 1-541-266-6800 or 1-888-543-5763 (24/7 support)

Crook County

Lutheran Community Services Northwest provides immediate crisis assessment, evaluations, referrals, and interventions. These services are available to Crook County residents.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate help

    • Call 1-541-323-5330 and press 1 (24/7 support)

Curry County

Curry Community Health is dedicated to helping the youth and adults of Curry County meet their mental health needs. For a full list of services they offer, visit their website here.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate help

    • Call 1-877-519-9322 (24/7 support)
  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Gold Beach: 1-541-373-8001

    • Brookings: 1-541-813-2535

    • Port Orford: 1-541-373-8085

Deschutes County

Deschutes County Behavioral Health offers crisis support to anyone in need either through the phone or face-to-face. Some of their services include assessment, crisis intervention, information and referrals. They also offer individual and group treatment for brief crisis stabilization.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate help

    • Call 1-800-875-7364 (24/7 support)
  • CLINICAL CRISIS SUPPORT - For support over the phone or in-person, available only during business hours. If it’s an emergency, call 911, go to an emergency room, or call the crisis line above.

  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Call 1-541-322-7500

Douglas County

Adapt Oregon is dedicated to providing care to Douglas County residents. Through Adapt Oregon, you can find 24/7 crisis intervention and evaluation services offered in person or over the phone.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate intervention, treatment determination, referrals to other mental health services and programs in the community, and more.

    • Call 1-800-866-9780 (24/7 support)
  • CLINICAL CRISIS SUPPORT - You can talk with them over the phone or visit them at the clinic during business hours. For weekend or after hours support, call the crisis line listed above.

Gilliam, Grant, Morrow & Wheeler Counties

Community Counseling Services has an on-call Qualified Mental Health Professional ready to take your crisis call in Gilliam, Grant, Morrow and Wheeler counties.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 911 and tell the dispatch operator that you need to speak to the on-call crisis worker. They will call you back right away to give you crisis support.
  • WARMLINE - For support when you’re not in crisis

  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Gilliam County - Condon Office Services: 1-541-384-2666

    • Gilliam County - Arlington Office Services: 1-541-454-2223

    • Grant County Behavioral Health - John Day: 1-541-575-1466

    • Grant County Health Department - John Day: 1-541-575-0429

    • North Morrow County - Boardman: 1-541-481-2911

    • Wheeler County - Fossil Office Services: 1-541- 763-2746

Harney County

Symmetry Care of Harney District Hospital offers crisis intervention to Harney County residents 24 hours a day.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-573-8376 (24/7 support)

Hood River, Sherman & Wasco Counties

Mid-Columbia Center for Living offers 24/7 crisis support for adults and youth via phone or walk-in clinics and has several locations to best serve its community. For more information on services offered and available locations, please visit their website here.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-888-877-9147 (24/7 support)

Jackson County

Jackson County Health & Human Services - Mental Health provides assessment and evaluation, crisis intervention, information and referrals, and a range of treatment services for youth and adults in Jackson County.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-774-8201 (24/7 support)

Jefferson County

BestCare Treatment Services offers mental health and crisis support for those in Jefferson Country. No one is turned away for the inability to pay.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-475-6575 (24/7 support)
    • For hearing-impaired: Dial 711 for TTY relay services

Josephine County

Options for Southern Oregon offers mental health assistance and care for those in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-474-5360 (24/7 support)
  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Call 1-541-476-2373

Klamath County

Klamath Basin Behavioral Health offers 24/7/365 mental health crisis services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Call 911 if you’re unable to stay safe or need immediate medical attention, or visit Sky Lakes Medical Center Emergency Department and they will connect you with a crisis counselor.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-883-1030 (24/7/365 support)

Lake County

Lake Health District - Wellness Center offers 24-hour crisis intervention to Lake County residents.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-947-6021 or 1-877-456-2293 (24/7 support)

Lane County

White Bird Clinic is a free, 24-hr crisis intervention service that caters to the residents of Lane County. Their services include phone and walk-in support for crisis intervention, mental health information and referral, and transportation assistance for people with mental health related disabilities. These crisis services are open to individuals, couples, families and groups. Other resources unaffiliated with White Bird Clinic are as follows.

  • WHITE BIRD CLINIC CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-687-4000 or 1-800-422-7558 (24/7 support)
  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES - Lane County Health and Human Services - Behavioral Health

    • Call 1-541-682-3608

Lincoln County

Lincoln County Human & Health Services offers crisis intervention support to youth and adults of Lincoln County, regardless of their ability to pay for services.

  • CRISIS LINE - Daytime

    • Newport

      • For Adults: Call 1-541-574-5960

      • For Youth: Call 1-541-265-4179

    • Lincoln City

      • For Adults & Youth: Call 1-541-265-4196
  • CRISIS LINES - After-hours

    • Call 1-866-266-0288

    • After-hour Crisis Counselors (triaged by staff in Portland)

      • Call 1-888-232-7192

      • Call 911

Linn, Marion, Polk, & Yamhill Counties

Northwest Human Services has a Crisis & Suicide Intervention Hotline that is available 24/7. They also offer an array of other services to Marion and Polk County residents. Managed by Northwest Human Services, Mid-Valley Resources is a database for all of the available resources in the Salem area, as well as Marion and Polk Counties.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-503-581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535 (24/7 support)

Linn County

Linn County Health and Human Services - Mental Health provides 24/7 screening and assessment, crisis intervention, pre-commitment investigation, telephone triage, and hospital liaison services in Linn County.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-967-3866 or 1-800-304-7468 (24/7 support)
  • ON-SITE SERVICES - If you need to be seen by a crisis worker, arrive before 3:30 p.m. If it’s an emergency, call one of the crisis lines above, call 911, or go to a local hospital emergency room.

Malheur and Umatilla Counties

Lifeways offers 24/7 mental health crisis support services year round for individuals in the Malheur and Umatilla Regions.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Malheur Region: 1-541-889-9167 or 1-800-995-9169

    • Umatilla Region: 1-541-276-6207 or 1-866-343-4473

Marion County

Marion County offers many different mental health services to residents of all ages such as crisis intervention, hospital screening and admission, and referrals.

Also see: “Linn, Marion, Polk, & Yamhill Counties - Northwest Human Services”

Morrow County

See “Gilliam, Grant, Morrow, and Wheeler Counties - Community Counseling Services”

Multnomah County

Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Intervention services offers free, 24/7 crisis intervention with interpretation for non-English speakers. They also offer mental health referrals to low-income/sliding scale agencies, mental health providers, and non-crisis community resources.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-503-988-4888 (24/7 support)

    • Toll-free: 1-800-716-9769

    • For the hearing-impaired: 711

Polk County Behavioral Health

Polk County Behavioral Health provides county residents with crisis response care in person and over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No one is turned away due to lack of insurance or the inability to pay. They also offer assessments, crisis stabilization, intervention planning, connections to mental health providers, and non-crisis community resources.

Also see: “Linn, Marion, Polk, & Yamhill Counties - Northwest Human Services”

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays): Call 1-503-623-9289

    • After-hours: Call 1-503-581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535

Sherman County

See “Hood River, Sherman and Wasco Counties”

Tillamook County

Tillamook Family Counseling Center provides 24/7 crisis screening and assessment (walk-in or over the phone), crisis intervention, mobile crisis response, telephone triage, and crisis consultation with community agencies and service providers in Tillamook County.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-503- 842-8201 or 1-800-962-2851 (24/7 support)

Umatilla County

See “Malheur and Umatilla Regions - Lifeways”

Union County

The Center for Human Development crisis team provides 24/7 crisis screening, evaluation, and stabilization for Union County residents experiencing a mental health emergency.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-962-8800 or 911 (24/7 support)

Wallowa County

The Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness provides 24/7 crisis screening, evaluation, stabilization, and alternative to hospitalization for Wallowa County residents experiencing a mental health emergency.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-541-398-1175 (24/7 support)
  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Call 1-541-426-4524

Wasco County

See “Hood River, Sherman and Wasco Counties - Mid-Columbia Center for Living”

Washington County

Washington County Crisis Services provides crisis support and stabilization 24/7 from highly trained individuals. An interpreter is available upon request for non-English speakers. Other services they offer include assessment, safety planning, referrals for ongoing treatment, and information on community resources.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-503-291-9111 (24/7 support, se habla español)

    • For the hearing-impaired: TDD 1-800-735-2900

  • NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Call 1-503-291-1155

Wheeler County

See “Gilliam, Grant, Morrow, and Wheeler Counties - Community Counseling Services”

Yamhill County

Yamhill County Health and Human Services offers county residents Adult Mental Health and Family & Youth Mental Health programs.

Also see: “Linn, Marion, Polk, & Yamhill Counties - Northwest Human Services”

  • CRISIS LINES

    • Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Call 1-503-434-7462

    • After-hours (including holidays): Call 1-844-842-8200

National

Boys Town - Your Life Your Voice

Boys Town Your Life Your Voice offers crisis support and resources for handling tough situations.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

    • Call 1-800-448-3000 (24/7 support)

    • For hearing-impaired: TDD 1-800-448-1833

    • Text VOICE to 20121 (Sunday-Thursday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. CST)

    • Email (Response in 48 hrs)

    • My Life My Voice app

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line offers free, confidential crisis support via text 24/7. Whether you’re feeling suicidal or having a hard time managing strong emotions, a trained volunteer will connect with you and provide support.

  • TEXT LINE

    • Text HOME to 741741 (24/7/365)

Friends for Survival, Inc - Survivors of Suicide

Friends For Survival, Inc is a bereavement outreach line for those who are grieving the loss of a family member or friend to suicide.

  • BEREAVEMENT OUTREACH

    • Call 1-916-392-0664

Grad Resources - Graduate Students

Grad Resources offers around-the-clock crisis support, suicide intervention, information and referrals for graduate students by well-trained staff and volunteers.

  • CRISIS LINE

    • Call 1-800-472-3457

I’m Alive Chat

I’m Alive Chat is an entirely online chat platform with all of their volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.

  • ONLINE CHAT

National Runaway Safeline

The National Runaway Safeline is available for youth looking for judgement-free help, available 24/7/365. They can also help you get home safe with their Home Free Program.

  • RUNAWAY YOUTH - For immediate support

    • Call 1-800-786-2929 (24/7 support)

    • Chat online here

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline gives 24/7, free & confidential suicide crisis intervention support and resources to those in need.

Teenline

Teen Line allows you to speak with another teen for support and offers resources online that are relevant to teens.

  • CRISIS LINE

    • Call 1-800-852-8336

    • Text TEEN to 839863

Trans Lifeline

The Trans Lifeline is a suicide hotline for trans-identified individuals. The calls are taken by other trans people and can be used whether or not you’re in crisis.

  • LIFELINE

    • Call 1-877-565-8860

    • Available 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. PST. Volunteers may be available during off hours.

The Trevor Project - LGBTQIA+ Support

The Trevor Project is dedicated to providing crisis counseling for those in the LGBTQ+ community that are considering suicide. All lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people are welcome to call.

  • TrevorLifeline

    • Call 1-866-488-7386 (24/7/365)
  • TrevorText

    • Text START to 678678 (24/7/365)

    • Standard text messaging rates apply

  • TrevorChat

    • Chat online here

    • Designed to work best on a computer

    • Wait time can vary—use the Lifeline or text option if urgent

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, anonymous crisis support that is confidential and available 24/7. Not only do they serve all veterans, but also service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and their family and friends.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

ULifeline - College Students

ULifeline is a mental health resource center for college students.

  • CRISIS LINE - For immediate support

211

2-1-1 USA National offers information on available community resources near you, such as supplemental food programs, shelters, crisis support, healthcare, employment, or veteran services.

  • CRISIS LINE

    • Call 211 (24/7)

Feel nervous about calling a helpline?

It’s understandable to feel nervous or anxious before calling a helpline. Check out our article about What to Expect When Calling a Helpline to help you feel more prepared.