Free Counseling & Other Resources Available

If you’re feeling emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available. There are many ways to connect with emotional-support services without the need to leave home.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

  1. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers Michigan’s free, confidential Stay Well counseling line for people dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, or loss—all common during a disaster like COVID-19. Call 1-888-535-6136 and Press “8” to talk to a Michigan Stay Well counselor.
  2. In addition, MDHHS launched a “warmline” operated by Certified Peer Support Specialists to aid persons with mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The warmline operates seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., at  888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753). Individuals calling the warmline will be provided with support by peers who have their own lived experience with mental health issues.
  3. If you are experiencing emotional stress and anxiety but are more comfortable texting than talking, get help from the 24/7 Michigan Crisis Text Line. Text the keyword RESTORE to 741741.
  4. To access other mental health resources from MDHHS for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, visit:

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority (NLCMHA)

  1. Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis may call the NLCMHA 24/7 Crisis Line at 1-833-295-0616.

  2. Individuals who are experiencing increased stress, anxiety or depression may call the NLCMHA Warm Help Line at 1-800-492-5742 during regular business hours.

  3. In addition, Northern Lakes provides the myStrength Health and Wellness app free to the community. Click HERE to sign up for a free account!