Lines for Life is a Portland non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide by offering help and hope with a 24-hour crisis line for individuals and their loved ones.
Lines for Life specialists are highly trained and help thousands of Oregonians each year in crisis or when needing confidential help for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, thoughts of suicide, and other mental health issues. Last year alone Lines for Life received nearly 170,000 calls!
When you call Lines for Life, you connect with real people with real mental health experiences, identities and clinical training, ready to listen and provide the right support for you.
As crisis counselors and support staff, they each bring their our own identities and personal connection to this work. They've navigated their own mental health issues, had loved ones in crisis, and seen how suicide impacts our communities, or they simply have a passion for getting people the help they need.
The voice behind the phone isn’t a stranger; it’s someone with compassion, skills, and clinical training to help you whenever you need it.
Not ready to pick up the phone?
- Get information about each Crisis Line and how they can provide you personalized support.
- Learn more about 988: the nation’s new Lifeline.
- Read about the Racial Equity Support Line: culturally responsive support by and for people of color.
- Find a therapist, mental health professional, or substance use treatment provider through their Behavioral Health Provider Directory.
Have you been helped and want to pay it forward? Do you know someone who's been in distress or lost someone to suicide? Please help Lines for Life continue this crucial lifesaving work.