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)

Michigan Resources

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or have suicidal thoughts (The Hope Line):

Reach out for help.

Refer to your safety plan.


If you have questions about these resources, please contact MSU Extension educator Suzanne Pish.