Help is available: Here’s how to find suicide prevention resources across Metro Detroit

Support can help you get through emotional distress

If you feel as though you are experiencing a crisis, the first thing you should know is that you are not alone. There is support available to help you get through a suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. Support can be found nationally through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or even locally through the county where you live.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, there is help available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at all times by calling or through the chat or text lines. You can call 1-800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit the online chat.

Read: What to expect when calling a suicide prevention hotline

Here are some local emergency resources available to you.

Wayne County

Oakland County

Livingston County

Macomb County

Lapeer County

  • Lapeer County Community Mental Health 810-667-0500 (24 hours)
  • Hope Hotline (through McLaren Lapeer Region) 800-334-HOPE
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church 220 West Nepressing Street, Lapeer, MI 48446

St. Clair County

Monroe County

Washtenaw County

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with suicidal thoughts you are not alone. Help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 to provide support at 800-273-8255. Click here to find crisis lines in other counties not listed above.

Recognizing the warning signs

There are some common warning signs that can help you determine if someone you love is at risk for suicide. Someone may be at risk if they are:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • 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
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

About the Author:

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.