SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar: “How Technology Can Help in a Mental Health Crisis”


Thursday, May 27, 1:30 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a world that is markedly different than a year ago. The NAMI HelpLine experienced more than a 90% increase in calls and emails over the past year — each representing an individual, a friend, a neighbor or a family member searching for help. And while 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. have a mental health condition, in February 2021 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that 2 in 5 people in the U.S. are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety.

With growing numbers of people needing to be connected to mental health services, technology solutions are a vital way to meet this expanding need and make connections to care. In this webinar, leaders from Crisis Text Line and NAMI’s HelpLine will share what technology they use and how their technology helps those in crisis.

Watch the Recording


  • Dawn Brown, Director, NAMI HelpLine Services
  • Shairi R. Turner, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Transformation Officer, Crisis Text Line