Resources – Youth

988 Suicide & Crisis LifeLine
Text 988 | Call 988 | Chat at

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know is struggling or needs support now:

You are not alone.

YouthLine, a service of Lines for Life. You belong here. Call 877-968-8491. Text teen2teen to 839863.
Text “teen2teen” to 839863 | Call 877-968-8491 | Chat Now

Let’s Talk

YouthLine is a free teen-to-teen crisis support and helpline. Teens are available to help daily from 4-10 pm PT. (Adults are available by phone at all other times!)

NAMI HelpLine: If you or someone you know needs help, contact NAMI HelpLine, Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 7 PM PT. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) Text: 62640. Chat:

NAMI HelpLine

NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps, M-F, 7 am-7 pm.

Unsure Where to Turn? Call the NAMI Oregon Helpline 800-343-6264 Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm. We offer resource referrals, support groups, classes, & more at no charge for you & your loved ones.

NAMI Oregon Helpline

Call NAMI Oregon Helpline at 800-343-6264 or 503-230-8009 M-F, 9 am–5 pm, or email

NAMI Oregon offers resource referrals, support groups, classes, and more at no charge for you and your loved ones.

Neither the NAMI Oregon Helpline nor email address should be used in cases of emergency.

EMERGENCIES: Call or text 988
  • Call or text 988 or visit
    • Behavioral Health Crisis Response System and 988
    • 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire, and police as needed).
    • For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.
    • If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.
  • Call 911 or go to your local emergency room. When you call 911, ask for a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) trained or CRT (Crisis Response Team) officer to respond.
Hospital Emergency Rooms

Bend – St. Charles Emergency
2500 Northeast Neff Road, Bend, OR 97701

Redmond – St. Charles Emergency
1253 Northwest Canal Blvd, Redmond, Oregon 97756

Prineville – St. Charles Emergency
384 Southeast Combs Flat Road, Prineville, Oregon 97754

Madras – St. Charles Emergency
470 Northeast A Street, Madras, Oregon 97741

Runaway & Homeless Youth
Services & Shelter for Runaway & Homeless Youth in Central Oregon 24-Hour Hotline: 800-660-0934

Services and Shelter for Runaway and Homeless Youth in Central Oregon (

24-Hour Hotline: 800-660-0934

Basic Centers: Bend & Redmond

Bend Office
2125 NE Daggett Lane
Bend, OR 97701
Office: 541-382-0934 or 800-660-0934
Fax: 541-383-3024

Redmond Office
All appointments are scheduled through the Bend Office.
Becky Johnson Community Center
412 SW 8th Street
Redmond, OR 97756

Transitional Living: The LOFT (Living Options for Teens)
J Bar J Youth Services – Helping Youth Overcome Obstacles to Self-Sufficiency

J Bar J Youth Services
Helping Youth Overcome Obstacles to Self-Sufficiency
Administrative Offices
62895 Hamby Road
Bend, OR 97701
Office: 541-389-1409
Fax: 541-389-9348

Grandma’s House – Pregnant and Parenting Youth Mothers: 541-383-3515
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
County Mental Health Services

Deschutes County Crisis Services: 541-322-7500 ext. 9

Deschutes County Crisis Services

Deschutes County Stabilization Center: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Drop | Deschutes County Oregon

  • The Drop is a safe & supportive place for young adults in Deschutes County ages 14 to 29.
  • 1340 Wall Street, Bend, OR 97703 (Wall Street Services Building, South Entrance)
  • Mon: 2 – 5:30 pm; Wed: 2 – 5:30 pm; Fri: 1 – 4:30 pm
  • Peer Support Specialists
Jefferson County Mental Health: 541-475-6575

Jefferson County Mental Health

Madras Mental Health Services
850 SW 4th Street, Suite 302, Madras, OR 97741

Madras Latino Residential Treatment
236 SE D Street, Madras, OR 97741

Crook County Mental Health: 541-323-5330

Crook County Mental Health

Find TreatmentContact BestCare: (541) 323-5330

Crooks Kids Clinic

Central Oregon Youth Services Referral Guide 2022

The Central Oregon Guide for Referring Youth to Behavioral Health Services (pdf) is a downloadable systematic guide for school partners and families who are referring youth to a higher level of care.

The guide includes information about:

  • Prevention supports and outpatient services
  • What to do when there is a waitlist to enter partial hospitalization (also known as day treatment)
  • When acuity levels exceed outpatient program standards, suggestions for residential services or higher levels of care
Youth Support & Mental Health Education
National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Central Oregon – Peer Support for Young Adults (18+)

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Central Oregon

Connections Peer Support Group

  • Every Monday from 7 – 9 pm via Zoom
  • Open to young adults 18 and older in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties who live with mental illness
  • Register: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009
Virtual Support & Education

Youth Era Virtual Programs: Youth-centered virtual peer support

  • Peer support on Twitch
  • Virtual one-on-ones, drop-in, social media, & peer chat on Discord
  • 971-334-9295

First Step: The First Step App is a mental health promotion and social-emotional learning app for students in Deschutes County, Oregon. 

The Jed Foundation protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.

Family Support & Mental Health Education
NAMI Central Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Central Oregon Online Support Groups

Questions? Contact NAMI Central Oregon at or (541) 316-0167.

Family Support Groups

Connections Peer Support Group: Mondays, 7-9 PM

  • Every Monday from 7 PM to 9 PM via Zoom
  • Open to adults 18 and older in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties who live with mental illness
  • Register: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009
NAMI Oregon (

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Oregon Family Support Network (
Other – – Friend Finder for Kids – Friend Finder for Kids – Strictly for Parental Use

  • Parents find other parents who are seeking friends for their children in their geographical area.
  • Dr. Daniel Kriz, a Bend pediatric neuropsychologist, and his lifelong friend developed
School Resources

High Desert Education Service District | Services

  • The High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) is a regional support system that links school districts in Central Oregon to state and national education resources.
  • 2804 SW Sixth Street, Redmond, OR 97756
  • Phone: 541-693-5600 | Fax: 541-638-9646 |

Samara Learning Center | Bend, Oregon

Counseling & Services
General or Call 2-1-1 or for local resources