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Warmline Restructure Update: The Southeast Minnesota Warmline is undergoing restructuring and will be available to callers through August. After 8/31/17, residents of Minnesota can call the Minnesota Warmline toll-free at (877) 404-3190 or text “Support” to 85511. Warmline hours are 5:00-10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

We want to hear from you, Warmline callers, on how a Warmline (or similar) would best meet your needs. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Or, if you prefer a hard copy be mailed to you to return, please email nami-semn@namisemn.org or call (507) 287-1692. Thank you! 


For callers outside Minnesota, here are some Warmlines that accept calls from anywhere in the United States: 

BH Care Community Warmline: (800) 258-1528

The BH Care Community Warm Line is a peer run warm line accepting national calls. Calls are limited to two fifteen minute calls per day.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Central; Friday and Saturday, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Central

Louisiana Warmline: (800) 730-8375

The Louisiana Warmline is a non-crisis phone line staffed by trained and certified Peer Support Specialists providing confidential and non-judgmental peer support. This service starts with the premise that people have learned to make meaning of their life experiences and relationships, and, as such, want to support others in discovering their strengths. Peer Support Specialist operators provide a message of hope to callers who may feel disabled, abandoned, or isolated. The Warmline is open to all individuals who are interested in this service.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Central

Sacramento Consumer-Operated Warm Line: (855) 642-2222

Sacramento Consumer-Operated Warm Line is a program of the NorCal Mental Health Association. The Warm Line is peer run and is available to all US residents. Calls are limited to two per day and about 20-25 minutes per call. Operators are available to take calls in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Hmong and Sinhala.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central

The Compassionate Ear Warmline: (866) WARM-EAR / (866) 927-6327

The Compassionate Ear Warmline is a peer-operated listening service for persons in need of support. The Warmline offers non-crisis supportive listening, coping strategies, information, and a reprieve from loneliness or isolation.

Hours: Daily, 4:00-10:00 p.m. Central

Washington Warmline: (877) 500-WARM / (877) 500-9276

The Washington Warm Line is a non-crisis, peer-staffed helpline available to anyone in the United States in need of emotional or mental health-related support. There are no official call limits, but callers are encouraged to call no more than once per hour.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Central

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