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Help Lines

If you are experiencing any kind of emotional distress (including but not limited to COVID-19-related distress) and need someone to talk to, call or text 988 for 24/7 confidential support.

The 988 line is not just for suicide-related crisis, it’s for anyone experiencing emotional distress of any kind. You can also use the chat service at For more information on 988 in Michigan, please visit

  • If you are a veteran in crisis or concerned about a veteran in crisis, dial 988 and press “1.”

  • For the Spanish Language line, dial 988 and press “2.”

  • To receive specialized support for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, dial 988 and press “3.”

  • Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
    • Use chat service at
    • For TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 7-1-1 and then 988.


Frontline Strong Together
24/7 crisis and distress support for first responders and their family members can be obtained by calling 1-833-34-STRONG (1-833-347-8766).


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.


For non-crisis mental health servicesvisit this directory of Community Mental Health Services Programs in Michigan:


If you have questions about COVID-19 illness 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:  / 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday (closed on state holidays)