Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255


Crisis Text Line

Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.


NAMI HelpLine

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M–F, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. PT for free mental health info, referrals and support.


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Community Voices: 30-Second Surveys

Mental health and the LGBTQI community 

Have you or a loved one had experience with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder?)

Things to say or not to say about mental health

Have you or someone you loved had mental health challenges as a youth? What kind of impact do you think would result from students in grades 1-12 receiving mental health education in schools?

Have you or your loved one had experience with Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)? 

Have you had to access emergency response/crisis services to get help for yourself or a loved one? How was the response? What could have improved the experience? 

What activities or practices help you or a loved one living with serious mental illness?

Do you meditate? How does it help you? 

What books have helped you on your mental health journey?

What songs make you feel good or give you comfort? 

What has been your experience with telehealth? Pros and cons? How has it helped you? Or what would make it a more beneficial experience?

Do you have experience with IMDs? Has your loved one’s care been affected by IMD bed availability? If you could change one thing about the current IMD system, what would it be?

What would you say to encourage someone to attend a NAMI support group for the first time?

If you or someone you love has lived with an eating disorder, what has helped in your recovery?

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Have you learned any life lessons during the pandemic? Have you discovered something that has changed your life for the better?

If you have had experience with conservatorship, what would you say is the biggest challenge with the LPS Act?

What are you grateful for?

When it comes to mental health recovery, what would you say about the role of family support?

Since the pandemic started, what have been pros and cons in terms of accessing behavioral health care?

If suicide has impacted your life: Is there support or advice that someone offered to you that helped you heal? How has the NAMI community helped you with your experience?

What is recovery like for you? How did you get the help you needed? What keeps you mentally healthy? What have you learned?

What would you say is the biggest challenge faced by diverse communities when it comes to mental health?

What would you say to someone who might feel alone and afraid to get mental health support?

How has NAMI helped you?

How has an act of kindness helped you?

How has sharing with fellow NAMI community members — in support groups, classes or at events — helped you find strength?

What self-care activities or practices help you cope? What do you do to maintain good mental health?

Have you been affected by mental health stigma? What do you do (or have you done in the past) to reduce stigma in your own life — in your family, in social situations, at work, or in your community?

If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self in middle or high school?

How do you stay socially connected?


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