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    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.


  • If you have questions about COVID-19 illness, Executive Orders, or related issues, get help from:

    MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline and Email Response
    Call: 1-888-535-6136  / 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday
    Email:  COVID19@michigan.gov  / 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday (closed on state holidays)

  • If you would like to manage feelings of COVID-19 stress and anxiety through meditation, sleep, and movement exercises, get help from:

    Headspace web service
    Free to all Michiganders (normally a paid service)
    Visit:  headspace.com/mi

  • If you are experiencing emotional distress in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, get help from:

    Michigan Stay Well Counseling via the COVID-19 Hotline
    Call 1-888-535-6136
    Press "8" to talk to a Michigan Stay Well counselor.
    Counselors available 24/7 - confidential and free


    National Disaster Distress Helpline
    Call: 1-800-985-5950
    Text the keyword TALKWITHUS to 66746
    Available 24/7

  • If you are thinking of taking your life, get help from:

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Call: 1-800-273-8255  - Available 24/7
    Text TALK to 741741
    Visit:  suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    National Suicide Prevention Deaf and Hard of Hearing Hotline
    Access 24/7 video relay service
    Call: 1-800-273-8255 (TTY 1-800-799-4889)
    Visit:  suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/for-deaf-hard-of-hearing/

  • If you are living with serious mental illness or substance use challenges and feel it will help lower your stress if you talk with someone who understands these issues, get help from:

    Michigan PEER Warmline 
    1-888-PEER-753   (888-733-7753) 
    Available every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

  • If you are experiencing emotional stress and anxiety but are more comfortable texting than talking, get help from:

    Michigan Crisis Text Line
    Text the keyword RESTORE to 741741 
    Open 24/7

  • If you want local help from the nearest Community Mental Health Services Program:

    Call 211 or visit https://cmham.org/membership/cmhsp-directory/

  • If you want access to free digital lessons designed to help students in grades K-12 develop the skills required for social, emotional, and mental well-being, get help from:

    This portal will be available to parents, teachers and children at no cost until the end of the 2020-21 school year.