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?
Lives Redirected

QPR FB post

Question. Persuade. Refer.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

Our friends at CMH of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham county are offering both adult and youth QPR sessions on a weekly basis, and they are free and open to anyone who’d like to attend. 


June 15, 2020 at 2pm:

June 15, 2020 at 4pm:

June 15, 2020 at 6pm:

Along with QPR we are offering another 45-minute learning opportunity called COVID-19, Social Media and Suicide Prevention. In this class we will review the simple steps that we can all take on social media that could save a life.  We will also work to untangle what the experts are saying about the potential impact of the pandemic and economic situation on mental health and suicide.  This is a chance to see what the research and experts are saying and what we might be able to do in our lives to mitigate the potential loss of life.  Please register with the link below.

COVID-19, Social Media and Suicide Prevention, June 18, 2020 at 11:00am-11:45am

QPR for Youth Caregivers:

June 15 11:00 am 

June 18 6:00 pm 

June 22 11:00 am 

June 25 6:00 pm 

June 29 at 11:00 am

To register visit for the above classes please visit:

Additional trainings:

“More Than Sad” is a training that the American Association for Suicide Prevention offers online for free.  They provide these based on the group; those who work with youth, adult based, etc.  

START Training from LivingWorks is an online training that is interactive and very good.  It takes about an hour and is currently being provided at a reduced rate.  Please share this link as it also helps our friends at Barb Smith Suicide Prevention and Response:  

Safe Messaging and Suicide Prevention: This 45 minute long class looks at media reports about the potential for increases suicide during COVID-19, social media, and some steps we can take that might help reduce suicide through our own social media posts. Anyone can participate.  Register here:

Groups that are open:

Suicide Loss Survivors:

Meeting virtually the first Tuesday of each month.  People can reach out to Emily Sullivan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barb Smith facilitates a group as well out of the Midland area.  Call Barb for more information at 989-781-5260

Suicide Attempt Survivors:

Meeting virtually the second Wednesday of each month. Attendees should reach out to Scott Teichmer for the meeting link and for more info.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The state has a calendar of events and trainings.  Please send information to Lindsay for that calendar if/when you are offering anything for the public.  Email Lindsay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MDHHS suicide prevention calendar is here:,5885,7-339-71548_54879_54882_91271_91937---,00.html