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SUICIDE: Ways to Get Help

In an increasingly digital age, these online resources not only raise awareness about suicide prevention but also provide a lifeline to those who may be struggling, ultimately saving lives and promoting mental health and well-being.
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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention LifeLine

24-hour, toll-free, confidential support for people in distress. Prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
Call or text 988.
Learn more about 988 Lifeline
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Michigan Suicide Prevention Coalition or Crisis Line

To find a Michigan suicide prevention coalition or crisis line near you, visit Health & Human Services and scroll down the page to find a listing by county.
Visit the Michigan Suicide Prevention Coalition or Crisis Line
Common Ground - helping people move from crisis to hope

Common Ground

Your crisis doesn’t need to meet any criteria. We’re here to help with any mental health emergency — reminding people that they are never alone.
Free, confidential crisis support is available 24/7.
Learn more about Common Ground

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH: Ways to Get Help

A multitude of resources are available to help those seeking support for their mental health. With these resources, individuals can find the help and support they need to improve their mental well-being.
Community Mental Health Services Program

Community Mental Health Services Programs

Mental health services in Michigan are coordinated through local Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSPs). The alphabetical list includes contact information for your local program.

Community Mental Health Services Programs
Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Learn more about the Crisis Text Line
Disaster Distress Helpline

Disaster Distress Line

The helpline is open to anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters. You may call for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

  • Call or text 1-800-985-5990.
  • Español: Llama o envía un mensaje de texto 1-800-985-5990 presiona “2.”
  • For Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Callers: To connect directly to an agent in American Sign Language, click the "ASL Now" button below or call 1-800-985-5990 from your videophone. ASL Support is available 24/7.
Learn more about the Disaster Distress Helpline
Common Ground - helping people move from crisis to hope

Common Ground

Your crisis doesn’t need to meet any criteria. We’re here to help with any mental health emergency — reminding people that they are never alone. Common Ground services are here for you in any crisis. Free, confidential crisis support is available 24/7.
Learn more about Common Ground

 

 

CHILD ABUSE: Ways to Get Help

Childhelp provides essential resources for child protection and support, especially for those facing child abuse and neglect, while Michigan's Children's Protection Service focuses on safeguarding children and ensuring their well-being within the state of Michigan.
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Childhelp

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is a safe, nonjudgmental and inclusive space for those concerned about or affected by child abuse.   The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to emergency, social service, and support resources.
Call: 800-422-4453
Text: 800-422-4453
 
Learn more about Childhelp
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Michigan's Children's Protective Service

If you suspect abuse or neglect, call 855-444-3911 any time day or night. This toll-free phone number allows you to report abuse or neglect of any child or adult. One number.
Learn more about how to report abuse or neglect of a child or adult

 

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Ways to Get Help

Multiple resources are available to provide support and assistance to those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence. With these resources, individuals impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence can access the help and support they need.
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic Sexual Violence

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

MCEDSV is dedicated to the empowerment of all the state’s survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Our mission is to develop and promote comprehensive efforts aimed at eliminating all forms of domestic and sexual violence, including human trafficking, in Michigan. 

Learn more about Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
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Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline

If you or a loved one has experienced a sexual assault, you may want to talk with someone. Michigan's Sexual Assault Hotline has trained advocates available to listen without judgment and offer support to you 24/7.

Learn more about the Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hot Line

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.

Learn more about National Domestic Violence Hotline
RAINN - Get Help 24/7

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Learn more about RAINN

 

 

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER: Ways to Get Help

A variety of resources are available to support individuals struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). These resources collectively offer a range of paths to recovery and sobriety for those grappling with SUD issues.  
MiCAL - Call or Text 988

Michigan Crisis and Access Line

Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MiCAL) is Michigan’s 24/7 statewide crisis, support, information, and referral line. It is for ALL Michiganders and is meant for people in crisis or distress who do not know where to turn. It is also a Warmline for people who need someone to listen to them. Everyone deserves support and hope when struggling with behavioral health issues.

If you're looking for help - call or text 988 

Learn more about MiCAL
SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Visit SAMHSA National Helpline

 

 

CYBERCRIMES: Ways to Get Help

To combat cybercrime, cyberbullying, and the distribution of explicit imagery of minors, individuals can educate themselves about online safety and promote responsible digital behavior through available resources, contributing to a safer online environment for all.
CyberTipline

CyberTipline

The CyberTipline is the place to report child sexual exploitation. If you believe you or someone you know is a victim of exploitation, CyberTipline is here to help.
CyberTipline
Take It Down

Take It Down

Take It Down is a free service that can help you remove or stop the online sharing of nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit images or videos taken of you when you were under 18 years old. You can remain anonymous while using the service and you won’t have to send your images or videos to anyone. 
Learn more about Take It Down
CyberBullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Research Center

Report cyberbullying and online abuse to the relevant social media apps, gaming networks, and related platforms using the contact information below. It is constantly updated so you know where to get help for bullying, harassment, threats and other forms of misuse.
Learn how to report cyberbullying

 

 

OTHER SERVICES

Various resources and services exist to protect vulnerable teens facing a range of challenges. These services collectively aim to safeguard teens and provide them with the guidance and support needed to navigate these complex and sensitive issues.
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Center For Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization.
The NCMEC lead the fight to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe.
Every child deserves a safe childhood.

24-Hour Call Center: 1-800-843-5678

Visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Human Trafficking Hotline

National Human Trafficking Hotline

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, the National Human Trafficking Hotline is here to provide the support you need.

Get Help | 24/7 Confidential
Phone: 1-888-373-7888
TTY: 711
Text: 233733

Visit National Human Trafficking Hotline
National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY

Learn more about the NRS
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Polaris Project

What the Polaris Project Provides:

  • Serving victims and survivors through the National Human Trafficking Hotline. 
  • Building a dataset that illuminates how human trafficking really works, in real time. 
  • Turning knowledge into targeted systems-level strategies to disrupt and prevent human trafficking.
Learn more about the Polaris Project

S.A.F.E. Alternatives: Self Abuse Finally Ends

The S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® philosophy begins with the assumption that, although temporarily helpful, self-injurious behavior is ultimately a dangerous and futile coping strategy which interferes with intimacy, productivity and happiness. There is no “safe” or “healthy” amount of self-injury.
Learn more about S.A.F.E. Alternatives
Trevor Project | Get Help 24/7

Trevor Project Hotline

The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. The Trevor Project provides LGBTQ youth with 24/7 crisis counseling via phone, text, and chat. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.

Learn more about the Trevor Project