DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services introduced a text line where people can receive mental health support.
Send RESTORE to 741741 to have a confidential conversation with a crisis counselor. The service is available 24/7.
The text line is part of the state’s Stay Home, Stay Well initiative during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The state intends to offer the service beyond the pandemic.
Additionally, people who text the number will receive referrals to local mental health resources.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic and related financial hardships, we know that, now more than ever, Michigan residents are coping with stress and anxiety that can result in a mental health crisis,” said Allen Jansen, MDHHS senior deputy director of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration.