Are you in crisis?

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please call:


How can we help?

You can call the crisis center for any of the following reasons:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Information on suicide
  • Information on mental health/illness
  • Substance abuse/addiction
  • To help a friend or loved one
  • Relationship problems
  • Abuse/Violence
  • Economic problems
  • Sexual orientation issues
  • Physical illness
  • Loneliness
  • Family problems

How can I call?

We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Dial 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • TTY users: 1.800.799.4TTY (4889)
  • Para obtener asistencia en espanol durante las 24 houras, llame al: 1.888.628.9454


Are you in crisis?
Mental Illness


Medicaid Provider Manual: Contains coverage, billing, and reimbursement policies for Medicaid, Children's Special Health Care Services, Adult Benefits Waiver, Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS), and other healthcare programs administered by the Department of Community Health.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI): Visit website for meeting schedules and more information.
Anxiety Support Group for Adults: A weekly support group open to anyone who has a general anxiety problem. Every Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Anxiety Resource Center, 312 Grandville Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Phone 616.356.1614.

Depressed Anonymous: Visit website for local meeting times.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: Peer-led support groups. Visit website for a meeting time/location near you.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Michigan: Visit website for information about statewide and nationwide programs.

Recovery International: This self-help program offers its members a free method to regain and maintain their mental health. Members include people diagnosed with mood disorders including depression, dysthymia and bipolar disorders; psychotic disorders including schizophrenia; anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders; and personality disorders. The program is designed to work in conjunction with professional mental health services. Recovery, Inc. is operated entirely by non-professionals. Visit website for meeting times and locations.

Schizophrenics Anonymous: The mission of Schizophrenics Anonymous is to add the element of self-help group support to the recovery of process of people suffering from schizophrenia. To determine the time and location of meetings in Michigan, contact 800.482.9534 x109 or visit website.

Shared decision making (SDM): An emerging best practice in health care and mental health services. It pairs a style of communication and decision making tools to help balance clinical information about mental health conditions and treatment options with an individual’s preferences, goals, and cultural values and beliefs.

Smoking Cessation: State of Michigan Tobacco Quitline- Free nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are offered by the Michigan Department of Community Health for tobacco users who enroll in free cessation services through the Michigan Tobacco Quitline. The tobacco quitline can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800.784.8669. The quit program also provides personal coaches to help develop individualized quit plans. The coaches provide ongoing support with up to five telephone sessions around the caller's quit date. Spanish-speaking coaches are available. The program is available to all callers 18 and older, regardless of income or insurance status.

Survivors of Suicide Support Groups: Park Congregational Church, 10 Park Place, NE, Grand Rapids. Contact Jim Sailors, 616 285 5585.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK

Healthy Kent Suicide Prevention Coalition

Michigan Recovery Center of Excellence

Bring Change 2 Mind: A national anti-stigma campaign founded by Glenn Close, The Balanced Mind Foundation, Fountain House, and Garen & Shari Staglin of the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO), aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness.