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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
Press "8" to talk to a Michigan Stay Well counselor.
Counselors available 24/7 - confidential and free
National Disaster Distress Helpline
CALL OR TEXT this number: 1-800- 985-5990
If you are thinking of taking your life, get help from a local crisis line. Use the county-by-county directory to find the crisis line nearest you.
Or get help from:
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 9-8-8, or chat at 988lifeline.org – Available 24/7
Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
- Use chat service at 988lifeline.org
- For TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 7-1-1 and then 1-800-273-8255
If you want local help from the nearest Community Mental Health Services Program (CMH) get help from:
Calling your local 24/7 CMH crisis line found in this county-by-county directory
For non-crisis mental health services, visit
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:
Available every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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)