If you or your student is in crisis:

Text "VT" to 741741

(Note: NO dash in 741741)

This crisis text line:

  • is free
  • operates 24/7
  • is available for all Vermonters
  • offers texting with a trained crisis counselor
  • is private
  • is confidential
Teen & Young Adult HelpLine
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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.

Call 1-800-950-6264, or chat, or text "Friend" to 62640, or email helpline@nami.org to connect with us.

*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.