... making support
just a phone call away
The Friendship Line is a telephone support line run by and for people with mental illness. A service of Project Return Peer Support Network, the self-help network we sponsor, the Friendship Line makes peer-to-peer support just a phone call away.
Using a toll-free number, the line is available to people with mental illness who live in Los Angeles County. Our goal is to give individuals a chance for community contact during the times when most mental health services are not available. .
Callers to the Friendship Line will find the friendly, calm voice of a peer supporter who is trained and ready to listen. Our peer supporters offer reassurance to callers who just want to talk. They provide connections to Project Return Peer Support Network’s self-help clubs and information about other mental health resources. If the need arises, they are able to make a connection to crisis lines.
How to reach the Friendship Line
The Friendship Line’s toll-free number is 888-448-9777. It is open from 6 to 10 p.m. on weekday evenings and from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays. If our peer supporters are talking with someone else when you call, please feel free to leave your name and number, and our supporters will call you right back.
The Project Return Peer Support Network section of our web site tells you more about our free self-help services for people with mental illness.
We thank the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for its support of the Friendship Line.