18 Resources Available After the Shooting at Michigan State University

Spartan Stadium at Michigan State University. (Michael Gerstein/Michigan Advance)

By Michigan Advance

February 15, 2023


MICHIGAN—Following the Monday night shooting at Michigan State University, many students, staff, parents and community members may need support. Here are some resources that are available:

MSU Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS): A resource for MSU students who are dealing with trauma, depression and anxiety.

Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties: Adults, parents, and caregivers can call the 24-hour crisis helpline at 517-346-8460.

Common Ground: Helps community members in crisis. Call 1-800-231-1127 or text “Hello” to chat with a crisis counselor. 

Managing distress in the aftermath of a shooting:  https://www.apa.org/topics/gun-violence-crime/mass-shooting 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: For those who are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 988 or text 741741 for the Crisis Text Line. Both resources are available 24 hours a day.

Resources for gun violence victims and survivors: https://everytownsupportfund.org/everytown-survivor-network/resources-for-victims-and-survivors-of-gun-violence/

The Bridge of Arbor Circle Youth Crisis Line: 616-451-3001. The Grand Rapids-based Bridge of Arbor Circle offers a youth crisis line 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Listening Ear Crisis Hotline: 517-337-1717. This hotline is open to anyone in Michigan from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week. 

Ozone House Youth Crisis Line: 734-662-2222. The Ypsilanti-based Ozone House offers a 24-hour youth crisis line.

Stay Well Counseling Line: Call 1-888-535-6136 and press “8.” This is a confidential phone line in Michigan that connects people experiencing a non-life threatening need for mental health support with a counselor. It is open 24 hours a day.

Michigan Peer Warmline: Call 1-888-PEER-73 (888-733-7753) from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. This line is for Michiganders living with mental health and/or substance use conditions. The line will connect individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences with behavioral health issues, trauma or personal crises, and are trained to support the callers.

Mental Health Association in Michigan: https://www.mha-mi.com/

State of Michigan trauma resources: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/adult-child-serv/childrenfamilies/tts

Trauma-informed coalitions in Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/adult-child-serv/childrenfamilies/tts/btim/mtilc

NAMI Michigan: If you or a family member are struggling with PTSD and want to find support in your area, call NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Michigan’s main office in Lansing at 517-485-4049 or send an email to [email protected].

Online support groups in Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/resources/mental-health-resources/virtual-support-groups

National Child Traumatic Stress Network on helping youth after community trauma: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/tip-sheet/helping_youth_after_community_trauma_for_educators_final_explosions.pdf 

The National Parent Helpline at 1-855-4 A PARENT (1-855-427-2736) offers emotional support from a trained advocate Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This coverage was republished from Michigan Advance pursuant to a Creative Commons license.


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