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 Resources & Crisis


If you or someone you know are experiencing an emergency,

call 911

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What To Do in an Emergency or Crisis

 Use these resources if you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis. It’s important to identify the correct options and seek help quickly in a crisis situation.

If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.


Everyone needs support and below is a list of national and local 

crisis, support, therapy and hotlines

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About NAMI

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed 

into the nation's leading voice on mental health. 

Today, they are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that 

was not previously available to those in need.

Des Moines, Iowa

3839 Merle Hay Rd #229, Des Moines, IA 50310

(515) 254-0417

email: [email protected]


Traverse City, Michigan 

Grand Traverse County

Doris Gourlay, President


email: [email protected]


National NAMI


Know the Warning Signs

Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs 

of a mental illness isn't always easy. 

There's no easy test that can let someone know if there is mental illness or if actions and thoughts might be typical behaviors of a person or the result of a physical illness.

Each illness has its own symptoms, but common 

signs of mental illness in adults and 

adolescents can include the following:

Signs and Symptoms 

  • Excessive worrying or fear
  • Feeling excessively sad or low
  • Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning
  • Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Inability to perceive changes in one’s own feelings, behavior or personality
  • Inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems and stress

Mental Health Disorders 

  • Difficulties understanding or relating to other people
  • Changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired and low energy
  • Changes in eating habits such as increased hunger or lack of appetite
  • Multiple physical ailments without obvious causes (such as headaches, stomach aches, vague and ongoing “aches and pains”)
  • An intense fear of weight gain or concern with appearance 

 Mental Illness

  • Extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable “highs” or feelings of euphoria
  • Avoiding friends and social activities
  • Difficulty perceiving reality (delusions or hallucinations, in which a person experiences and senses things that don't exist in objective reality)
  • Thinking about suicide or homicide
  • Abuse of substances like alcohol or drugs