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The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST.  Business callers, including those seeking particular NAMI staff members, should call 1 (703) 524-7600.

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Trained volunteers provide information, referrals, and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness.

The Information HelpLine offers:

  • Information.  We provide general (non-professional) information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression; issues affecting children, adolescents & young families; general questions about medication; NAMI programs (such as Family-to-Family and In Our Own Voice); NAMI policy positions (such as mental health parity); and more.

  • Referrals.  Callers are referred to NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and support groups throughout the country and to other organizations serving the needs of those affected by serious mental illness.

  • NAMI Legal Resource Service. While NAMI does not have resources to provide individual representation, our Legal Resource Volunteers can connect individuals with attorneys in their local area, please call 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264).
  • Support.  Trained volunteers—- consumers and family members -—  are in a unique position to offer support and empathy from people who know what it's like and who have "been there."

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