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Washtenaw County Resources

Michigan Local Help Resources

Crisis Hotline Directory

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CISM/TERN Washtenaw County

Emergency Services - Critical Incident Stress Management

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) & Traumatic Events Response Network (TERN)

Who are we? We are a group of volunteer behavior health professionals and peers who respond to groups in the community and safety service agencies after a traumatic event

The CISM/TERN team responds after traumatic incidents to first responder groups, (police, fire, EMS, dispatch) as well as to public events (neighborhoods,work places, etc.)

Examples of when to call? What is a traumatic event? Any incident that causes an individual to experience unusually strong emotional reactions which have the potential to interfere with their ability to function either at the scene or later.If a coworker passed away tragically or unexpectantly at work, If a child were to suddenly and unexpectantly pass away. Or other instances would be the like the Boston Marathon Bombing, or twin tower event from 911. These teams would be very useful in helping someone, or a group of people process and deal with an event of this nature. 

What is CISM?

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a multi-component crisis preparedness and intervention program. CISM is not: therapy, a tactical review, or a disciplinary tool.

How can I contact the team to ask for a response?

Call Washtenaw Metro Dispatch at 734-994-2911 and request a CISM or TERN response. They will contact the on call person and have them call you back.

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Crisis Text Hotline:

text HELLO to 741741

it is FREE 24/7 & Confidential

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Local Resources

Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw

Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw is another extremely helpful site. It addresses, suicide, coping with grief, human trafficking (provides a hotline #) as well as other great & valuable services like community outreach programs including: CISM – Critical Incident Stress Management Team; TERN Team – Traumatic Events Response Network; Barrier Busters; The Corner Health Center (Emeritus Board Member); works alongside the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office on the Victims Service Unit and sits on the Washtenaw County Suicide Prevention Coalition (Washtenaw Alive). Click on the read more button below to go directly to their site.

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Washtenaw Alive Resource List

Click here to gain access to Washtenaw Alive Resource. This is a 2 page comprehensive PDF file for hotlines and support.

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Youth crisis prevention campaign and school-based programming

Click here to go to this page, 

Moblie Friendly Website-Area Resource Listings-Suicide Prevention-Community Resiliency Projects-Student Hangouts-Kids Helping Kids

Are You OK, Inc. (RU?OK) is a 501c3 organization based in Washtenaw County, Michigan. We have a mobile-friendly informational website ( that lists community support resources and suicide prevention information and education. We partner with various community organizations, health departments, churches, colleges and school systems to meet the needs of our neighborhoods and promote community resiliency. RU?OK operates on the Friendship Therapy concept, promoting friends helping friends, kids helping kids, resiliency friendship projects, and providing “hangouts,” where students can assemble and acquire new friends. 
Our Services: 
• Suicide Awareness and Prevention App/Website ( • Community Resources ( • After School Hangouts ( • Educational Materials ( • Community Resiliency Projects ( • Online Prevention Training (

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Click here for a Comprehensive source of locally curated social services information in US and some parts of Canada.

  • Food nutrition programs

  • Shelter and housing options

  • Employment and education opportunities

  • Services for vetrans

  • Healtcare, vaccinations, and health epidemic information

  • Support groups for idividuals with mental illness or special needs

  • A safe confidential path out of physical &/or emotional domestic mental abuse

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Please Live- National Crisis Hotline

  • Family Violence Prevention Center

  • Self Injury - S.A.F.E. Self Abuse Finally Ends

  • Crisis Pregnancy Hotline

  • Grief/Loss

  • Suicide

  • Domestic Violence

  • Addiction

  • And More...

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Stop It Now! - National Crisis Hotline

Click here for another useful List of National hotlines.

  • Child Help- regarding child abuse

  • Helpline for Victims Of Crime

  • Nat'l Parent Hotline

  • Nat'l Human Trafficking Hotline

  • Nat'l Sexual Assult Hotline

  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline

  • And More...

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Rehab Spot - National Hotline

This is an organization that is passionate about providing extensive reliable information on various aspects of substance abuse and rehab.

Hotline number is (877) 648 – 4288 available 24/7.

Trauma and Addiction:

Domestic Violence and Addiction:

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