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    • Mental Health  

      Western School Social Workers continue to be available to offer support to students and families during the school year, however, we have also collected a list of local services available to help. *Please note, all local mental health programs are still active and offering safe support by phone and video conference where possible.  

      Text keyword RESTORE to 741741 for confidential text conversation with mental health professionals 

      Call 888-733-7753 for Local Statewide Mental Health support for anxiety, depression, trauma provided by certified Peer Support Specialist from Warmline (available 7days a week from 10:00a.m. until 2:00 a.m.) 

      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255  

      CHASS Behavioral Health Services provided in English/ Spanish through Chass Center 1-313-849-3930  

      Disaster Distress Helpline: COVID 19 related issues call 800-985-5990 or Text Talk With Us to 66746  

      Henry Ford Healthy Community Emotional Support Line (313) 874-0343 7am-11pm Everyday 

      Northeast Integrated Health The Psychiatric Urgent Care is located at 12800 East Warren in Detroit. The psychiatric Urgent care offers same day services, accepts walk ins, assesses symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, acute grief reactions, and crisis intervention. Medication reviews provided.The hours of operation are Mon-Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9a.m. to 1p.m. For more information on the Northeast Integrated Health call 313-824-5623 or the access line at 877-242-4140.  

    LGBTQ+ resources:  

    • LGBT National Hotline provides online private chat, email peer support, information, local resources, national supportive service. Provides free confidential information, referrals crisis intervention, open 5 evenings & Saturday or Call 1-888-843-4564 (youth & adults) 
    • The Trevor Project: Crisis intervention prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning youth ages 13-24. Call 1-866-488-7386 
    • National Resource Center on LGBT AGING, is a technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/transgender older adults 
    • A guide on Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Transgender Community

    New Resource for LGBTQ: Transgender Guide


    Narcotics Anonymous :Substance Use Support Groups
    Tuesday 6:30 pm Ferndale Diversity - Affirmations Community Center 290 West 9 Mile (west of Woodward) Wednesday: 8:30 pm Detroit Wed. Night Recovery–True Love Activities Center 
    Thursday 11:30 am Ferndale Regardless Of - Affirmations Community Center 290 West 9 Mile (west of Woodward)
     Saturday: 7 pm Detroit Spiritually Together – True Love Activities Center
    Al-Anon: Substance Use Support Groups
    Wednesday 8 pm Ferndale LGBT & Friends St. Luke’s Livernois @Lewiston
    Saturday 1:30 pm Brown Baggers Affirmations Community Center -
     Ferndale 7:30 pm Go After Your Sobriety (GAYS) Cana Lutheran Church 2119 Catalpa, Berkley MI 48072 

    Support for Veterans:  

    • Veteran’s Crisis Line: experienced in helping Vets of all ages & circumstances. Speak to crisis responder at 1-800-273-8255 press 1 


    Self-Care Resources available online 

    •  HEADSPACE offers a special collection of meditation, sleep and movement exercises designed to help you keep a strong and healthy mind while dealing with the Covid-19 crisis with online resources and FREE downloadable APP 
    • Virtual Calming Room offers a healthy escape using anxiety reduction and relaxation techniques to provide healthy outlets for stressful times