Paw Paw District Library



Mental Health Resources
Help Lines
and Resources

Find your
green space

Listen to
soothing sounds

De-stress with
fun activities

Text 'HAND' to 741741 to speak anonymously with a Crisis Counselor





Help Lines and Resources

List of General Help Lines and contact information


Covid Distress
Michigan Stay Well Counseling via the COVID-19 Hotline
Call 1-888-535-6136
Press "8" to talk to a Michigan Stay Well counselor.
Counselors available 24/7 - confidential and free

You are not alone. 41% of adults have reported feeling socially isolated. The NIHCM Foundation has more information on addressing loneliness and social isolation during the pandemic.



If you are thinking of taking your life, get help from a local crisis line. Click on this interactive map to find the crisis line nearest you.
Or get help from:
National Suicide Crisis Line
Call: 1-800-273-8255 - Available 24/7


Sobriety Help
Sober Grid is the largest mobile sober community and is a FREE personalized, easy-to-access resource for tracking and sharing progress with others, giving and receiving support. Now with 24/7 live peer coaching!


For help with domestic violence and financial abuse:

1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in the United States. 99% of those cases include financial abuse. It’s one of the main reasons victims are unable to leave an abusive partner or have to return to one.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 at 800-799-7233 and through chat. You can also text LOVEIS to 22522



If you are living with serious mental illness or substance use challenges and feel it will help lower your stress if you talk with someone who understands these issues, get help from:
Michigan PEER Warmline
1-888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753)
Available every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Free, confidential, 24/7 Stay Well counseling services. Call 1-888-535-6136, press "8".


Stay well website with mental health resources which include virtual support groups, help lines (phone and text), mental wellness webinars, behavioral health guides and video resources.



Find Your Green Space

Article: “Proof That Time Spent Outside Is Essential For Mental Health”


Enter your zip code and find the trails closest to you. Discover a preserve in Southwest Michigan. A few great places are highlighted below:


Portman Nature Preserve | Walk trails as short as 0.2 mile and up to 2 miles

Maple Lake Paw Paw | Walk on sidewalks and roads around Maple Lake's 3.6 mile loop


Visit Meijer Gardens


Tip: If you can't get outdoors, make your home / work / office more green. Add some plants. If you don't have a green thumb, ask your local nursery for some low maintenance choices. Hang a picture or a poster, or change your desktop picture on your computer to an outdoor space.



Listen to Soothing Sounds


Play some soothing music or sounds. Outdoor, natural noises can help with relaxation. Try the links below:


Sounds of Nature Noise Rivers and Forest Birds


Forest Birdsong - Relaxing Nature Sounds - Birds Chirping (Realtime No Loop 2 hours)


Zen Music



De-Stress with Some Fun Activities

Sidney Opera House Trials of Wisdom Escape Room
Knowledge of orchestra instruments and Mozart's The Magic Flute opera are helpful


Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
For Tweens through Adult; no prior knowledge of Howarts necessary


Code your own Zen Garden using Scratch

Mindful dancing YouTube playlist


More fun activities including virtual travel