LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will create a statewide mental health hotline under legislation signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The telephone referral system will be available 24 hours a day, seven days of week and refer people experiencing a mental health crisis to service providers.
A spending law approved in 2018 included $3 million to develop, operate and maintain a hotline pilot program.
The new law, which was enacted Monday and takes effect in three months, will expand that program statewide.