NAMI Teen and Young Adult Helpline

A free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to teens and young adults. It provides a safe space for young people to connect with peers who understand their struggles and offers them resources and information that help.

The T&YA HelpLine Specialists are young adults with firsthand knowledge of mental health challenges who are experienced, well-trained and available by phone, text or chat to provide resources and guidance so no one needs to go through their mental health struggles alone.

Text “Friend” to 62640
Chat at
Call 1-800-950-6264
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
Talk to us. Teens and young adults should reach out to the NAMI Teen & Young Adult (T&YA) HelpLine:

If you’re feeling sad, anxious, lonely or angry

if you’re having trouble sleeping

If you’re going through a difficult time in your life

if you or someone you know just feels “off”If you or someone you know has questions about mental health

We’ve been there and we can help. The T&YA HelpLine listens, offers support and provides hope. You are not alone.