Manchester Mental Health Resource Guide
For Immediate Help
For Immediate Help
Washtenaw CMH CARES
Services for all ages; offer short-term stabilization services including individual and group therapy, peer support and psychiatry services.
Phone: (734) 544-3050
Oakland Family Centers (Ann Arbor location)
Services for all ages; offer crisis stabilization and partial hospitalization programming, as well as long-term mental health counseling.
Phone: (734) 669-3610
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hotline for individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings. Available 24/7.
Phone or text: 1-800-273-8255
Text the keyword “TALK” to 741741
Stay Well Counseling via the Covid-19 Hotline
Free counseling for those experiencing COVID-related anxiety. Available 24/7.
Phone: (888) 535-6136 and press “8”
Michigan Peer Warmline
Support for individuals with loved ones facing substance abuse and mental health conditions.
Phone: (888) 733-7753
Michigan Crisis Text Line
Support for individuals feeling overwhelmed or anxious. Available 24/7.
Text the keyword “RESTORE” to 741741
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline
Treatment referral and information services (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Phone: 1-800-662-HELP and enter “4357”
The Trevor Project
Services for adolescents under the age of 25. Offer crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning individuals. Available 24/7.
Text “START” to 678-678
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Outpatient Behavioral Health
Services for all ages; offer inpatient and outpatient services, counseling, support groups, and classes.
Phone: (734) 593-5251
U of M Depression Center at Rachel Upjohn
Counseling for all ages; offer individual and family therapies, education, consultations, and treatment services for mood disorders such as Bipolar and Major Depression.
Phone: (734) 764-0231
Services for all ages; offer holistic programming including counseling and wellness coaching/consultations.
Therapists specialize in areas of ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, family conflict, grief, relationship issues, school issues, self-harm, gender identity, sexuality, self-esteem, stress, trauma, women's issues, and more. Individual and family therapy available.
Phone: (734) 559-3540
Behavioral health and mental health services for families; currently offering most programming via COVID-friendly telehealth services.
Phone: (734) 433-5100
Timber Creek Counseling
“Dedicated to providing you with evidence-based, compassionate, and comprehensive care.” Located in downtown Chelsea, Timber Creek offers both in-person and virtual options for individual, group, and family counseling, as well as skill-building groups. Areas of specialty include ADHD, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, academic and behavioral problems, attention and learning issues, mood disorders, parenting difficulties, skill-building, autism, social skills, bullying, relationship issues, school issues, and family issues. Accept many forms of insurance including most: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Aetna, Medicare, HAP, and Physicians Health Plan.
Phone: (734) 719-0380
Website that allows you to search for a therapist near you; can filter therapists by what insurance they take, mental health specialty, type of therapy, etc.
NAMI of Washtenaw County
Services for all ages; offer educational programming, support groups, advocacy, testimonials, research, and additional resources.
Phone: (734) 994-6611
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Services for all ages; offer educational resources for mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse.
Phone: (877) 726-4727
Additional Mental Health Resources
Washtenaw County #WishYouKnew Resource Guide
Find local mental health and substance use disorder resources in Washtenaw County. Includes downloadable PDF.
Mental Health First Aid
Includes support groups, helplines, and educational resources.
NAMI National Guide
Includes helplines, community support resources, research, financial assistance, and advocacy/legal resources.
Start the Conversation
Steps to Approaching Mental Health Conversations and Services.
* SAMHSA (2020). Supporting a loved one dealing with mental health and/or substance use disorders. https://tiny.cc/muk6tz.
Funding provided by 5 Healthy Towns and this piece was developed, in part, under a grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Center for Disease Control, and Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, CDC, or DHHS.
1 | Timing.
It doesn’t have to be a perfect time, but it should be a time and place that allows you to speak freely with privacy and minimal distractions, such as taking a walk.
4 | Offer the help THEY need.
Offer reassurance, then ask how you can best support them where they are. Do they need more resources? Help connect them. Are they more comfortable talking to someone else? Help them find someone.
2 | Explain why you’re concerned.
You can say something as simple as, “I’ve noticed you don’t seem like yourself lately, I wanted to check in on how you’re doing.” Then listen.
5 | Thank them.
Let them know how grateful you are to listen, and how glad you are that they shared with you.
3 | Validate.
Make it clear you’re listening without judgment and move forward how they’re most comfortable. Let them know what they feel is real, important, and worth talking about.
6 | Give it time.
Understand that your loved one may need time, but that continuing to reach out and support them by listening may be the best thing you can do.