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

The COVID-19 pandemic is 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 | 1-800-273-TALK/8255 

 

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.

 

Munson Medical Center Central Access Center (CAC) | 231-925-8351

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

 

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.

 

MyStrength.com 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 are now offered virtually across northern Michigan. Download the schedule.


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
Serving our ten-county region.

 

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

You can also check out this list of recovery resources that can help you remotely, including online recovery meetings, inspiring movies and books, and more. 


Help with Basic Needs

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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