If you need help immediately with a behavioral health crisis, it’s best to turn to more immediate resources than NAMI provides. Included below are resources for domestic and sexual assault survivors.
For behavioral health crises, consider contacting your county mental health department’s crisis line. If the situation escalates to the point you need to call 9-1-1, be clear that your loved one is suffering a mental health crisis. If police are directed to respond, make sure to request a “CIT Officer.” CIT officers are trained in Crisis Intervention Team Training, which is a specialized training for law enforcement to better respond to people in crisis. For further guidance, see NAMI’s publication Navigating a Mental Health Crisis.
For concerns about suicide, contact one of several available Life Lines. The Lines are available for those with thoughts of suicide as well as family and friends who are seeking advice on how to help their loved ones.
Text 273TALK to 839863
For individuals struggling with thoughts of self-harm and for family member, friends and others with concerns about a loved one who may be at risk of self-harm.
ALCOHOL & DRUG HELPLINE
Text RecoveryNow to 839863
For individuals and family members seeking crisis intervention, treatment referral, and chemical-dependency information.
Text MIL1 to 839863
Support for service members, veterans, and their families that is independent of any branch of the military or government.
Text teen2teen to 839863
Chat at www.oregonyouthline.org
A teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Contact us with anything that may be bothering you; no problem is too big or too small! Teens available to help daily from 4-10pm Pacific Time (off-hour calls answered by Lines for Life).
Resources For Domestic And Sexual Assault Survivors
An online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.
Call to Safety
Formerly Portland Women’s Crisis Line, for domestic and sexual violence
Local 503-253-5333; 24-hour crisis line, 1-888-235-5333
Healing Journey Therapeutic Services (Not a crisis line)
Deborah High, individual and group therapy for assault survivors 503-438-8780
RAINN – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area
Sexual Assault Resource Center
24-hour crisis and support line 503-640-5311
Sexual Assault Support Services
24-hour crisis and support line 541-343-7277