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NAMI Teen & Young Adult Hotline

NAMI is proud to introduce the Teen & Young Adult (T&YA) HelpLine: A free nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals, and support to teens and young adults. Our T&YA Specialists are young people who understand what you're going through because they have been through stuff, too. They are experienced and well-trained. They care and want to help you find a way forward. Reach out by phone, text, or chat.

TERMS & CONDITIONS *The NAMI Teen and Young Adult HelpLine is not a hot line, crisis line or suicide prevention line. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please chat, call or text 988. The NAMI TYA HelpLine does not provide mental health counseling, advice, personal advocacy or referrals to individual mental health providers or lawyers. The NAMI HelpLine does not provide individual casework, legal representation or any type of individual advocacy.

In An Emergency?

Textcall or chat with 988 to speak with the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  Help is available 24/7.



Text Friend to 62640 to immediately connect with a HelpLine Specialist trained to provide resources, information, and support.



Click “Chat With Us” at to connect with a HelpLine Specialist.



If you are a teen or young adult with questions about mental health, call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) to speak with a NAMI HelpLine specialist now.

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