Support Resources

Here are some local and national resources that provide help and hope for those dealing with hurt, pain, substance abuse, mental health and other issues.

Minnesota Crisis Text Line

Text MN to 741741

Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected to Crisis Text Line.

The Crisis Text Line handles messages from across the U.S., connecting people to local resources in their community. For callers who are the most in distress, average wait times for a response is only 39 seconds.

National Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

TXT4LIFE: Text “LIFE” to 61222

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 - Can help victims and survivors of domestic violence

Local Practitioners

Birch Tree Center

Crisis Response Team Available

4720 Burning Tree Road

Duluth, MN 55811

218-623-1800 (24/7)

844-77-BIRCH (24724)

Text HELP to 741741

Nystrom & Associates

Providence Building

332 W Superior St Suite 300

Duluth, MN 55802


Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8-6:30, Fri 8-5

National Resources

Suicide Prevention and Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) - Lifeline Crisis Chat - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also has chat available, 24 hours a day. To use the service, go to

Speaking of Suicide - A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals, & others who care.

Samaritans Helpline 877-870-4673 (HOPE) Call or text - available 24/7

Crisis Text Line Text CRISIS to 741741 for free, confidential crisis counseling

Chronic Suicide Support Forum - This site offers an opportunity for nonjudgmental, supportive discussion about chronic suicidal thoughts, with others who have experienced them as well. It is part of the site

If You are Thinking about Suicide, Read This First Here you will find an impassioned and persuasive plea, as well as information resources for help, coping with challenges faced by suicidal individuals, relevant books, and useful web sites.

Healthline’s Suicide Prevention Resource Guide - Many of the resources listed on Healthline’s guide are listed on this site, too, but they also have some others.

Coping with Suicidal Thoughts - This online handbook provides information and food for thought for suicidal individuals, with material addressing what to do when suicidal, how to make sense of suicidal thoughts, and ways to decrease suicidal thoughts and prevent more suicidal episodes. (Sponsored by Simon Fraser University in Canada.)

Stories of Hope and Recovery - This site, a project of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, contains personal accounts of people who have seriously considered suicide or attempted suicide. The people come from all walks of life and though their suffering has been great, their survival is inspiring.

Talking about Suicide - This website contains a wealth of information for people who think about dying by suicide or who have made an attempt or had such thoughts in the past. The Resources page is highly recommended. It provides a list not only of crisis hotlines, but also of various creative projects aimed at spreading information about the suicidal experience.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) - Normal info on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services but also lots of information on COVID-19 Guidance and Resources now.

Disaster Distress Hotline Crisis Counseling Support:

1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66748 - Connects you with a trained crisis counselor. Dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

For Like Minds

Connect with people like you – living with or supporting someone with mental illness, substance use, or stressful life event.

7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support. Free 24/7 Chat (be heard by volunteer listeners and chat with others who understand in support chat rooms). Affordable Online Therapy (Confidential online therapy 8. counseling with licensed therapists, for $150 per month.)

Emotions Anonymous

Official website of Emotions Anonymous International. Emotions Anonymous (EAI) exists to support individuals with emotional difficulties in their efforts to live more manageable lives by using the Emotions Anonymous Program of recovery.

Support Groups Central

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

Free Support Groups Available online: some offered are: Addiction Recovery, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cancer, Caregivers, Chronic Illnesses, Depression, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Heart Disease, Mental Health, Military Veterans, Ministry, Parenting, PTSD, Stress & Anxiety, Sleep, Weight Management, etc.

The Tribe Wellness Community

Free online support community offers members a convenient and safe place to connect. Peer-to-peer support groups on Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Marriage, OCD, Teens, etc.


Hundreds of Peer-to-peer groups from mental health, to physical health, to relational issues, etc.

Free, Peer-to-peer online support community for Caregiver Support and for those living with Mental Illnesses in multiple areas.


Articles on Mental Health, support and resources. As well as finding help or onllne counseling.

Phone #: 211

Resources in our community regarding Crisis Emergency. Disaster Assistance, Essential Needs, Homelessness, Food pantries, Mental Health Services, and a load of other information.