Need to talk to someone? (Warmlines)

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone about your mental health. It’s great when you can reach out to a loved one—but that’s not always possible. Fortunately, warmlines are there to help!

A warmline is a phone number you call to have a conversation with someone who can provide support during hard times. Whether you’re in crisis or just need someone to talk to, a warmline can help. Warmlines are staffed by trained peers who have been through their own mental health struggles and know what it’s like to need help.

Warmlines are free and confidential. They’re different from crisis lines or hotlines like the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which are more focused on keeping you safe in the moment and getting you connected to crisis resources as quickly as possible. (That doesn’t mean you can’t call a warmline when you’re in crisis—a warmline may even be able to help you find the best place to go for crisis resources, or help you mentally prepare to seek out more formal treatment.)

If you are in crisis and a warmline can’t provide the level of support you need, you can reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or using the chat box at 988lifeline.org. You can also text “MHA” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.

What to know before you call

Most states in the US have warmlines. If possible, it’s a good idea to call a warmline in your state or in another state nearby. If there’s no warmline in your state or if you feel uncomfortable calling a local line, many warmlines do accept calls from all over the country.

While many warmlines are available 24/7, some are open only on certain days and times. Please note: all times of operation are listed according to the time zones where each warmline is located. If you call a warmline in a different timezone, pay attention to the change in time.

Some warmlines have limits on the amount of time you can call. For example, they might tell you up front that they can only speak to you for an hour. Others have unlimited time and do not stop conversations until you are ready.

When you call, they might ask for some information, like where are you calling from.

List of available warmlines

Below is a list of warmlines by state, including the name of the warmline, the phone number(s) to call, the hours of operation, and whether or not the warmline accepts calls from out of state. We keep this list as up-to-date as possible, but you can also check warmline.org for additional listings and more information about warmlines.

StateWarmline NamePhone NumberHours of operationService Area
AKCareline of Alaska(877) 266-4357 or (907) 452-435724/7Alaska
ALWings Across Alabama(844) 999-4647 or (844) 99-WINGSM-F: 2pm-8pm; Sat-Sun: 3pm-8pmAlabama
AZTucson Warmline(520) 770-9909 or (877) 770-9912 or (844) 733-99128am to 10pm/Holidays 8am to 6pmArizona
CACalifornia Peer-run Warmline(855) 845-741524/7California
CACAL Voices Consumer-Operated Warmline(916) 366-4668M-F: 9am-5pm (excluding major holidays)Sacramento County
CASan Joaquin Warmline(209) 468-358524/7California
CAContra Costa Crisis Center(800) 833-290024/7National
CANAMI Orange County Warmline(877) 910-927624/7National
CAProject Return Peer Support Network(888) 448-9777M-F: 9am-3am Weekend 10am-3amNational
COColorado Crisis and Support Line(844) 493-8255Daily, 7 am – 12 midnightColorado
DCAccess Helpline(888) 793-435724/7Washington DC
DEContact Lifeline(800) 262-980024/7National
FLCentral Florida Crisis Line(407) 425-262424/7National
FLMHA SETH Line(954) 578-5640M-F 6pm-10pmNational
GABartough Peer to Peer Warmline(770) 276-201924/7Georgia
GAMcDonough Peer Support(678) 782-766624/7Georgia
GAColquitt Peer Support Line(229) 873-973724/7Georgia
GACares Warmline(844) 326-5400Daily, 8:30am-11pmNational
IAFoundation 2 Crisis Line(319) 362-217424/7Iowa
IAYour Life Iowa(855) 581-811124/7National
ILIllinois Warm Line(866) 359-7953M-S, 8 am – 8 pmIllinois
ILCrisis Line of Fox Valley(630) 966-939324/7National
INKEYS National Warmline(800) 933-5397M-F 8 am – 4:30 pm (EST)National
KS, MOCompassionate Ear Warm Line—Mental Health America of the HeartlandLocal: (913) 281-2251

Toll-free: (866) 927-6327

9:00am-9:00pm, 365 daysKansas, Missouri, National
KYCenter Stone Crisis Line(800) 221-044624/7Kentucky
KYParticipation Station Peer Warmline(877) 840-5167M-Sat 5pm-9pmNational
MASamaritans Cape Code(800) 893-9900Daily, 8am-10:30pmNational
MDAnne Arundel County Crisis Warm Line(410) 768-552224/7Maryland
MDMaryland Crisis Line(800) 422-000924/7Maryland
MDPro Bono Counseling Project WARMLine(410) 598-0234 or (443) 608-9182M-F 10am-8pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm (ET)Maryland

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MEIntentional Warmline(866) 771-927624/7Maine
MIMDHHS Certified Peer Support Specialist Warmline(888) 733-775310am-2am, 7 days a weekMichigan
MIMacomb County Crisis Center(586) 307-910024/7Michigan
MNMinnesota Warmline(877) 404-3190 or (651) 288-0400M-Sat 5 – 10 pm (CT)Minnesota
MOSt. Louis Empowerment Center Friendship Line(866) 525-1442Daily, 9 am – 3 pm (CT)National
MOThe Hope Center NAMI Southwest Missouri(877) 535-4357 or (417) 864-3676M-F 9:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-3pm; Sun 10am-4pmNational
MOMental Health America of the Heartland “Compassionate Ear Warm Line”Local: (913) 281-2251

Toll-free: (866) 927-6327

4:00-10:00pm, 365 daysNational
MSContact The Crisis Line(601) 713-435724/7National
MSContact Helpline(662) 328-020024/7National
NDFirstLink Hotline(701) 232-4357 or (701) 235-733524/7North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota
NEKeya House Warmline(402) 261-595924/7Nebraska
NJPeer to Peer Support Line(877) 760-4987Daily, 5 – 10 pmNational
NJNJ Hope Line(855) 654-673524/7
NMAgora Crisis Center(505) 277-301324/7National
NVNAMI Western Nevada Cares Warmline(775) 241-4212M-F 8am-9pm; Sat-Sun 8am-8pmNational
NYThe Empowerment Center in NY(800) 643-746224/7National
NYPhone Link(516) 489-0100, press 1M-F 9am-9pmNational
NYNYC Well(888) 692-9355, press 2 then 124/7National
NYFamily of Woodstock(845) 679-248524/7National
OHThe Cincinnati Warm Line(513) 931-927624/7National
OHContact Crawford County(419) 562-901024/7National
OHPortage Path Community Mental Health Center(330) 434-914424/7National
PAPhiladelphia Warm Line(855) 507-9276 or (267) 507-3945M-F 4 – 7 pmNational
PAValley Creek Crisis Center Warm Line(866) 846-2722Daily, 10am-10pmNational
PAContact Altoona(814) 946-9050Daily, 7am-11pmNational
PAContact Helpline(800) 932-461624/7National
PABucks County Warmline(215) 896-9717M-F 1 – 5 pmPennsylvania
PAAllegheny County Warmline(866) 661-9276Daily, 10 am – 12 midnightPennsylvania
PAPeer Support Talk Line(855) 715-8255Daily, 1 – 9 pmPennsylvania
SCSouth Carolina Crisis Line(864) 271-888824/7National
SDHelpline Center(605) 339-435724/7South Dakota
TNCrisis Line(615) 244-744424/7National
TNMHA of East TN(865) 584-9125M-F 8:30am-5pmTennessee
TNContact Ministries(423) 926-014424/7Tennessee
TXMental Health America Warm Line(817) 546-7826M-F 1pm-5pmNational
UTUNI Warmline(801) 587-1055Daily, 8am-11pmUtah
VAThe Warmline of Virginia(866) 400-6428M-F 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun 5pm-9pmVirginia
VTPathways Vermont(833) 888-2557Daily, 3pm-6amVermont
WVHelp 4 WV(844) 435-749824/7West Virginia

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