Support for your Mental Health
Many organizations exist to help you #TakeCareofYou
Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties: 517-346-8200
Association for Children’s Mental Health: Provides information, support, resources, referral and advocacy for children and youth with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders and their families. 517-372-4016
NAMI Lansing (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Provides education and support groups in the Tri-County area for family members, caregivers and individuals living with a mental health condition.
Child Mind Institute: Offers parents an excellent A-Z online resource for children’s mental health information.
Mental Health America: Promotes early detection through online screening tools, education and support services. Check out their A-Z description of common mental health conditions then take a Mental Health Test to help determine next steps.
Trevor Project: Provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention services and community resources (by phone, text, chat) to LGBTQ+ youth (under age 25).
United Way: Call, text or chat with your local 211 to find resources and assistance with crisis support for abuse, sexual assault, bullying, suicidal thoughts, as well as employment, health care and housing.
Grief Support Organizations
Ele’s Place: Grief support for kids
The Dougy Center: Provides support for children, teens, young adults and their grieving families, as well as, support and training to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
Mental Health Education and Suicide Prevention
- Prepare U: Grades 8-12 plus an online Home Edition prepares young people for the challenges of life through a 15-class, multi-faceted experiential course.
- Back to School Toolkit: Information and resources for students, parents, teachers and school communities from Mental Health America.
- AFSP’s More Than Sad: Grades 7-12 plus parents, teachers and staff
- NAMI’s Ending the Silence: Grades 7-12 plus teachers, staff and families
- Yellow Ribbon’s Ask 4 Help! (students) Be A Link (adults)
- be nice. MHSAA coaches and sports teams
Need to Talk?
There’s always someone ready to listen 24/7
- The Listening Ear Crisis Hotline: 517-337-1717
- Community Mental Health Crisis Service: 517-346-8460
- Association for Children’s Mental Health Parent Line: 888-226-4543
- Vet Center 24 hr Hotline: 877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387)
- Crisis Text Line: 24/7 support helping people move from a hot moment to a cool calm, text HELLO to 741741
- IMAlive online chat: Provides a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 support for people in distress 800-273-TALK (8255) and 988
- Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+ support): Provides crisis intervention to youth by phone, text or chat. Call 866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
- LGBT National Help Center: Peer support, information and resources by phone or online chat. 888-843-4564
- Find a Therapist: Enter your zipcode and additional criteria to narrow your search
Mental Health Apps
You are not alone
Be a Mental Health Hero!
Know the Signs and How to Help
- Mental Health First Aid: For adults and youth (8 hour class)
- QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer (2 hrs online or in person)
- Living Works: Their 4 programs are Start (2 hrs online), SafeTALK (4 hour workshop), ASIST (2-day workshop) and suicide2Hope (8 hour workshop for professionals)
- LEAP: Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner (1 day course) creating alliances with those who struggle with serious mental illness.