Resources for Mental Health, Substance Use, and Well-Being

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging experience for us all. For many people, facing difficult times like this current crisis can lead to some uncomfortable emotions, such as:

  • Fear
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Hopelessness

If you or a loved one is struggling emotionally, you don’t have to do it alone. Everyone needs support, especially during times of unexpected challenges. Help is available right from home, whether you need to talk to someone immediately (see Crisis Hotlines), you’re seeking ongoing support (see Other Resources), or you’re struggling with addiction (see Substance Use Disorder Help). 

Crisis Hotlines

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 now.


If you are feeling distressed and need to talk to someone immediately, please call one of these hotlines.


Disaster Distress Helpline | 1-800-985-5990


You can also text TalkWithUs to 66746

The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, confidential crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This toll-free, multilingual line is open 365 days a year to all US residents.

Suicide lifeline


National Suicide Prevention Hotline | Call or text 988


The National Suicide Prevention Hotline gives free, confidential, and 24/7 support for people facing distress, plus prevention and crisis resources.



Michigan Crisis Text Line | Text “RESTORE” to 741741

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support and information to anyone who is experiencing emotional stress and anxiety but is more comfortable texting than talking.


Community Crisis Number | 833-295-0616

A 24/7 service supported by your local Community Mental Health.


Michigan PEER Warmline | 888-733-7753

This warmline is for people living with serious mental illness (anxiety, depression, or trauma) or substance use/addiction challenges. It is staffed by trained Peer Support Specialists who have personally experienced behavioral health issues, trauma, or personal crises. Operates 7 days a week, 10 am - 2 am.

Other Resources, Including Online Support

If you are seeking support but not necessarily immediate crisis-level help, the following resources can help provide ongoing services, such as virtual counseling and support groups.

You can also download this helpful chart to determine the best service to reach out to based on your needs:

Get Mental Health Support for Your Needs

Munson Medical Center Central Access Center (CAC) | 231-935-8351

Talk to a behavioral health specialist about local services, such as counseling. *Please allow 24 hours for callbacks.


Munson Medical Center Behavioral Health Services - Outpatient (Traverse City)| 231-935-6382 or 1-800-662-6766

Offers comprehensive, compassionate, and confidential behavioral health services through a variety of programs.


Cadillac Primary Care – Outpatient Behavioral Health | 231-876-6200

Cadillac Primary Care has of Behavioral Health Professionals who will work with you to determine the right type and level of care to restore your health, well-being, and a sense of worth. 


Charlevoix Behavioral Health – 2 Locations in Charlevoix and Boyne City | 231-547-8860

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Behavioral Health provides outpatient behavioral health services, with offices conveniently located in Boyne City and in Charlevoix.


northern michigan community health innovation region logoCommunity Connections 

Through a combination of phone calls, office and home visits, a team member will help you navigate the often complex system to help you get the resources needed. Their one-on-one support is confidential.


Michigan 211

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to counseling, treatment programs, support groups, and other resources. Get fast, free, and confidential help, 24/7.


DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) provides hope, support, and inspiration to people living with mood disorders, including  online support groups. offers highly interactive, individually tailored solutions to address depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, chronic pain, and sleep challenges. This service is available to residents of our northern Michigan communities through Northern Lakes Community Mental Authority. Click Sign Up at the top and use access code NLCMHcommunity


Munson Healthcare Hospice Grief Support Groups |  800-252-2065 or

Munson Healthcare Hospice Grief Support Groups are now offered virtually across northern Michigan. Download the schedule.


Michael’s Place - Grief Support Center | 231-947-6453 or

Supporting people of all ages throughout northern Michigan who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Substance Use (Addiction) Disorder Help

Peer Recovery Coach Programs

Connect with a certified peer recovery coach who has personally battled addiction. Coaches offer a unique type of support, resources, and tools to help you reach or maintain your own recovery.

Munson Recovery Coaches231-935-6716
Serves our ten-county region.


NMSAS Peer Recovery Coach989-732-1791
Provides services to the lower 20-county region.

Looking for remote support? This list of recovery resources can help get support right from home, including online recovery meetings, inspiring movies and books, and more. 


Families Against Narcotics (FAN) | 989-732-1791

Provides services across Michigan, including the northern Michigan region.

FAN is a Michigan-based organization offering both free peer recovery coaching for people personally struggling with substance use disorder as well as free coaching for families. We invite you to explore FANs many other programs, including Hope Not Handcuffs.

Help with Basic Needs

Northwest Michigan Community Access Agency (NMCAA)

Serves the following ten counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon and Wexford.

NMCAA can assist with meals, housing assistance and home repair, free preschool, money management workshops, behavioral health support, and even free laundry services. Learn more here.


Michigan 2-1-1
If you are experiencing worry or stress about housing, food, bills, and more, Michigan 2-1-1, in partnership with Heart of West Michigan United Way, connects you to the things you need. By dialing 2-1-1, you can get help with accessing the services and things you need, including food, shelter, utility assistance, childcare, transportation, disaster recovery, counseling, and more.  It only takes one call to get the resources for help.

You can also text your zip code to 898211 7 am – 5 pm, Monday thru Friday.


Local Food Pantries
If you are facing financial hardship and need help with accessing food for you or your loved ones, click here for a list of local food pantries close to where you live.

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