The state of Michigan is in a state of crisis. More than 1.3 million adult Michiganders suffer from some form of mental disease. Around 38% of these people are not receiving any care for their issues. For those in-state with substance abuse disorders, the percentage not seeking help jumps to 80%. One in five Michigander youths has a mental health condition, making matters even worse.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Michigan residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
MDHHS Coalitions and Crisis Lines
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers a clickable map of the state with links to suicide prevention coalitions and mental health crisis hotlines by county. The site also has links to plenty of other specialized resources.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.