Help Available

These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.

  • Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family
  • Talking or thinking about death often
  • Displaying extreme mood swings
  • Making a plan or looking for ways to kill themselves such as searching for lethal methods online or buying a gun
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated, behaving recklessly
  • Changing eating or sleeping habits
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated

Stay, Listen, Get Help!’

Resources available to support safety from suicide:

National Prevention Hotline

Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (Veterans dial 1 for a specialist)

Crisis Text Line

The only 24/7, nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline. Can be reached by texting HOME to 741-741.

North Country Community Mental Health

Provides adult counseling/therapy, community support services for persons with mental illness and child and family services to all residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska and Otsego counties. Crisis hotline available 24/7 at 1-877-470-4668.

Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM)

Provides a multitude of specialized, quality services for adults, children and families to improve their lives through personal growth, empowerment and lifelong learning. In addition to excellent services, WRCNM is recognized as a strong voice for promoting respectful, healthy and nonviolent relationships. 24-hour help and information line: 1-231-347-0082 or 1-800-275-1995.

Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority (NEMCMH)

Provides comprehensive services and supports designed to help adults with serious mental illnesses, co-occurring disorders and children with serious emotional disturbances who reside in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. 24 Hour emergency services: 1-989-356-2161 or 1-800-968-1964 or 1-800-442-7315.

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health

Provides a wide range of mental health services and supports in six counties: Crawford, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford. 24 Hour emergency services: 1-231-922-4850 or 1-800-922-4850.

Northwest Michigan Behavioral Health Provider Directory

A comprehensive list of behavioral health and substance abuse professionals across Northwest Michigan.

The Psychology Today – Find a Therapist (Michigan)

Find detailed listings for mental health professionals in your zip code.

The Barb Smith Suicide Resource and Response Network

To prevent suicide through education, connection to resources, and support for those impacted by suicide across Michigan.

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Veteran Resources

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Teen Resources

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