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Crisis Line 541-398-1175 or 988
The Wallowa County Crisis line 541-398-1175 provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people within Wallowa County in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
Every caller is connected with a crisis counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring callers from a hot moment to a cool calm moment through active listening and collaborative problem-solving.
When do you call?
When in crisis, you don’t have to face it alone. A crisis is any painful emotion for which you need support. If you’re thinking about hurting yourself, having thoughts of suicide, or becoming self-destructive, there are crisis counselors ready to help and listen. Call the Wallowa County Crisis Line immediately -541-398-1175 or the national line at 988.
Supporting a loved one through a crisis can feel overwhelming, but crisis counselors at the Wallowa County Crisis Line can help. Contact the Wallowa County Crisis Line 541-398-1175 or 988 immediately if a person in your life is showing signs of crisis, such as:
- Talking about feeling hopeless
- Experiencing anxiety or agitation
- Increasing risky behaviors or substance use
Learn more about the signs of crisis
How Does the Crisis Line Work?
When you call the Wallowa County Crisis Line 541-398-1175 or 988, one of our trained crisis counselors will help you through any personal crisis, even if it does not involve thoughts of suicide. You decide how much you want to share — we’re here to listen and to help. The Wallowa County Crisis Line 541-398-1175 serves anyone within Wallowa County, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information.
When you make the call, you are in crisis. That doesn’t just mean suicide: it’s any painful emotion in which you need support. It could also be for those who need support through substance use, grief, or any distress you or a loved one is experiencing. You make the call at 541-398-1175 or 988 and you will immediately be connected to a professional crisis counselor.
If you are in danger — or the person you’re concerned about is in danger — the crisis counselor will work to make sure everyone is safe. The crisis counselor will help you get through the crisis and then help you connect with the services you need, either from your local medical center or elsewhere in your community. If you decide to share your contact information, the crisis coordinator will connect with you in person either at your local medical center or elsewhere in your community.
If you — or the person you are concerned about — are in crisis but not at imminent risk for injury or suicide, then the crisis counselor will listen, offer support, and help you make a plan to stay safe.
What happens when you call:
- The person will ask your name and how they can help
- They may ask for other personal information to help you but you’re never required to share
- They will keep what you say confidential
- They will listen to you with compassion
- They will not judge you or tell you what to do
- They may give you ideas about where to find more help or help you make a plan to stay safe
After the Call
If you call the Wallowa County Crisis Line 541-398-1175, our support doesn't end when the conversation’s over.
When callers need more support, the crisis counselor can refer them to additional services in our community and to services here at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. Our crisis counselors follow up and coordinate care for the issues that led to the crisis, like posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, readjustment challenges, sleeping problems, and more. Our hope by connecting you to services you will minimize the chances of having another crisis and begin to heal.
Additional Support or Help Lines
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline, a 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support line to help people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to speak to a trained crisis counselor.
- David Romprey Oregon WarmLine, 1-800-698-2392, 7 days a week, 9 am-11 pm, talk with a trained peer who has experienced life challenges.
- Oregon YouthLine 1-877-968-8491 or text teen2teen to 8339863. Oregon Youthline is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and helpline. Contact Oregon YouthLine with anything that may be bothering you. No problem is too big or too small for the YouthLine. Teens are available to help daily from 4-10 pm Pacific Time (adults are available by phone at all other times).
- 988 Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 or 988. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- The Trevor Project Lifeline, 1-866-488-7386. The Trevor Lifeline is a national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ+ youth.
- Veterans Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255 Press 1. The Veterans Crisis Line is a national 24-hour, toll-free confidential crisis line for veterans, service members, the national guard and reserve, and their families and friends.
- Crisis Text Line, Text HOME to 741741. Free 24/7 support at your fingertips and connect with a crisis counselor through texting.
- Racial Equity Support Line, Call 503-575-3764. A peer support line for individuals and families mentally and emotionally impacted by racism. This line is available weekdays from 10 am to 7 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
- Safe + Strong Helpline, Call 1- 800-923-4357. For emotional and mental support during COVID-19.
- Alcohol and Drug Helpline, Call 800-923-4357 or Text RecoveryNow to 839863. The Alcohol and Drug Helpline serves anyone who needs information, support, or access to resources and treatment for alcohol or drug use. If you or someone you know needs help, the Alcohol and Drug Helpline is free, confidential, and available for calls 24/7/365. The Alcohol and Drug Text Line is open Monday through Friday, 2 pm to 6 pm PST.
- Military Helpline, Call-457-4838 or Text MIL1 to 839863. Support for service members, veterans, and their families that is independent of any branch of the military or government. Available 24/7.
- Trans Lifeline, Call 877-565-8860. Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. This is run by and for trans people.
- Senior Loneliness Line, Call 503-200-1633. This free statewide call service is for Oregonians 55 and older. A team of volunteers and staff are specially trained in working with older adults and they can provide ongoing support, connect you with resources, or just listen. Your information is completely confidential and no one will follow up with you unless you request a call.
- Reach Out Oregon (for parents and families), Call 833-732-2467 available Mon-Fri 12 pm - 7 pm (except holidays). This warmline is to support parenting youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and is peer-to-peer support for parents and families.
- Behavioral Health Support Line, Call 1-800-923-HELP, is a service that provides immediate no-cost behavioral health screening, counseling services, and referrals to available mental health and substance use recovery providers nearby for ongoing care, using a statewide directory tool.
- The Dougy Center, visit their website for resources, offers free programs based on a peer support group model for bereavement, including their program for after a death, Esperanza, Pathways, and L.Y.G.H.T. Whether you’re grieving, or you’re helping someone who is grieving, Dougy Center is here for you. Find tip sheets, activities, podcasts, and more through their personalized toolkits.