Need someone to talk to? Check out Warmline.org
According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance” The hours, days and geographic reach may vary. Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.
Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/
Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/
To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.
(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
In addition, you can:
- Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
- Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: email@example.com
- Send updates to the web page by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links
Article regarding Peer Warmlines
Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line
by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll
Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.
Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.