Crisis Text Line - for all faculty, staff, students, from academic campuses and the Michigan Medicine community.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty, staff, and students may be struggling with feelings of isolation, anxiety, or depression. The Crisis Text Line is a free external support service available to members of the Michigan Medicine community 24/7. It is not staffed by U-M/Michigan Medicine.
- Michigan Medicine employees and students can text ‘UMICH’ to 741741
- U-M campus faculty, staff, and students can text '4UMICH' to 741741
- This service is sponsored by the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office, Office of Faculty Development, Organizational Learning, and the U-M Comprehensive Depression Center.
By texting 'UMICH' or '4UMICH' to 741741, participants will be connected to a trained crisis volunteer, who will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve typed, and invite you to share at your own pace. Text responders are there for support, and to help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening. Text responders may offer other resources you may find helpful. Please note that HIPAA compliance policies do apply to using this service, and all text conversations are private and secure. You need not be in crisis to use this service for support.