May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It has never been more important than now to recognize the role mental health plays in our overall well-being and helping those in need receive support. When living with a mental health condition or facing a mental health concern, it’s common to feel like no one understands what you’re going through. But many people live healthy lives after seeking help for the mental health challenges they face. You aren’t alone, help is out there, and recovery is possible.
- Oakland County 24-Hour Crisis Helpline: Call or text 800-231-1127
- Michigan Crisis & Access Line: 1-844-446-4225
- Michigan Stay Well Program: 1-888-535-6136 and press “8.” (Free, confidential support related to emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
- Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 or text 838255
- OK2SAY: Text 652729 or visit ok2say.state.mi.us (student and school safety line)
- The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 (providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.