Need Help Now?
People often don’t get the help they need simply because they don’t know where to begin. If you are dealing with thoughts of depression or anxiety talk to your primary care physician and ask about available mental health services. If you don’t have a doctor, here are some resources you can use and services you can reach out to.
911 for an Emergency
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistancy by dialling 9-1-1.
Suicide Prevention Resources
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Chat
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Risk Factors and Warning Signs
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – About Suicide
- Crisis Text Line: Text “GO” to 741741
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 (website also has a chat option)
If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or have suicidal thoughts (The Hope Line):
Reach out for help.
- Call a suicide prevention hotline:
- Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention (734-624-8328)
- Michigan Suicide Hotlines
- Healthy Men Michigan - Free and anonymous mental fitness screening
- Common Ground (1-800-231-1127)
- Reach out to a mental health provider:
- Michigan 211
- Mental Health Resources, State of Michigan
- Reach out to a loved one – talk about how you are feeling
- Talk to your friends, clergy, or medical provider
Refer to your safety plan.
If you have questions about these resources, please contact MSU Extension educator Suzanne Pish.