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Mental Health Resources
You are not alone. No matter what you are going through, there are resources to help. If you or someone you know needs help, the resources below are available to veterans, their families and friends.
If you are currently in an emotional crisis and need immediate help, call the Veterans Crisis Line to speak confidentially with a qualified crisis counselor at 1-800-273-8255, and Press 1. You can also text 838255 or chat with a qualified responder online.
VA Health Care in Michigan
The VA health care system is available to all qualifying veterans. However, veterans must apply and be accepted for coverage. For information on health care requirements, eligibility and how to start the application process, please contact your local VA.
Vet Centers provide counseling, outreach and referral services to combat veterans and their families. Services include individual and group counseling in areas such as post-traumatic stress, alcohol and drug assessment and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free and confidential.
Additionally, a 24-hour Vet Center hotline is available by dialing 877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387). The call center is for veterans and their families to talk about their combat experience or other issues they are facing as they readjust to civilian life.
Michigan has eight Vet Centers:
Macomb County Vet Center
Dearborn Vet Center
Detroit Vet Center
Escanaba Vet Center
Grand Rapids Vet Center
Pontiac Vet Center
Saginaw Vet Center
Traverse City Vet Center
Behavioral Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
If you, a family member or friend needs treatment services for mental health, substance abuse or gambling, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website provides a list of local numbers you can call for immediate assistance.
The Women Veterans Call Center
Connect with a female staff member at the VA regarding any questions you may have about VA services or health care available to women veterans. You may also call if you have concerns about your current VA health care services. Call 855-829-6636 or chat online with the Women Veterans Call Center.
#BeThere - Support for Veterans and Servicemembers
Find a variety of resources for veterans, servicemembers and their families and friends.
Coaching Into Care
Connect with a free, confidential coaching service that helps families and friends discover constructive ways to talk with veterans about their concerns and treatment options by calling 1-888-823-7458.
Man Therapy Michigan
Reshaping the conversation about men's mental health and suicide, by using stories of hope, resilience and recovery, coupled with humor.
To cut through stigma and tackle issues like:
- Substance Abuse
Visit Man Therapy's website for more information.