Who can I call for any sort of emotional distress in Michigan?

Ken Haddad
Ken Haddad

If you are experiencing emotional distress in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, get help from:

Michigan Stay Well Counseling via the COVID-19 Hotline
Call 1-888-535-6136
Press "8" to talk to a Michigan Stay Well counselor.
Counselors available 24/7 - confidential and free


National Disaster Distress Helpline
CALL OR TEXT this number: 1-800- 985-5990
Available 24/7

If you are thinking of taking your life, get help from a local crisis line. Use the county-by-county directory to find the crisis line nearest you.

Or get help from:

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 9-8-8, or chat at 988lifeline.org– Available 24/7

Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

  • Use chat service at988lifeline.org
  • For TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 7-1-1 and then 1-800-273-8255

If you want local help from the nearest Community Mental Health Services Program (CMH)get help from:

Calling your local 24/7 CMH crisis line found in this county-by-county directory

For non-crisis mental health services, visit 

If you are living with serious mental illness or substance use challenges and feel it will help lower your stress if you talk with someone who understands these issues, get help from:

Michigan Warmline 
1-888-PEER-753   (888-733-7753) 
Available every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

If you have questions about COVID-19 illness, Executive Orders, or related issues, get help from:

MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline and Email Response
Call: 1-888-535-6136  / 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday
Email:  COVID19@michigan.gov  / 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday (closed on state holidays)

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