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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To access other mental health resources from MDHHS for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: Michigan.gov/StayWell.
Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority (NLCMHA)
Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis may call the NLCMHA 24/7 Crisis Line at 1-833-295-0616.
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.