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Monkeypox outbreak- declared a public health emergency. To help keep Michiganders up to date on monkeypox (MPV) and the state’s response to the virus, MDHHS launched a new website. Below is the website and other resources for providers and the public.

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Michigan and National Mental Health Crisis Lines

  • Healthcare Provider Support Hotline Michigan healthcare personnel needing support. Staffed by volunteer nurses, social workers psychologists at Wayne State University. Call: 1-888-910-1636
  • Call Michigan COVID19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 to answer health-related questions about the virus. It is open from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. seven days a week, or e-mail: (emails will be answered from 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week).
  • COVID-19 Line – Senior Citizens Michigan Senior Citizens needing emotional support. Call: 1-888-535-6136
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Provides free and confidential support 24/7 to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call: 1-800-273-8255 or visit:
  • Crisis Text Line Persons needing crisis counseling via text. Text RESTORE to 741741
  • Michigan’s HeadSpace Web Service A collection of meditation, sleep and movement exercises designed to help keep a strong and healthy mind. Free to Michiganders (normally a paid service). Visit:
  • SAMHSA CCP 2-Month Crisis Counseling Michigan residents needing crisis counseling and support for emotional distress related to COVID-19Call: 1-888-535-6136

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Legal and licensure Resources 

Substance Misuse / Chemical Dependency in Michigan Healthcare Professionals:

For concerns about any healthcare individual needing support to recover from substance misuse or chemical dependency, please visit the Michigan Health Profession Recovery Program website. The HPRP is a confidential, non-disciplinary program designed to assist licensed or registered health professionals recover from substance abuse/chemical dependency problems or a mental health problem. The toll-free number for the HPRP is 800-453-3784. Click here for more information on the Health Professional Recovery Program.  There are also a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the HPRP in Michigan.

Malpractice: What are some common areas for malpractice concerns for nurses?

  • Failing to properly monitor a patient and missing a change in their vital signs.
  • Failing to respond to a patient in a timely manner.
  • Failing to call a physician for assistance, when needed.
  • Failing to update a patient’s chart with any changes in his or her progress.

Article: Protecting yourself from malpractice claims

Article: 8 Pros and Cons of Nurse Malpractice Insurance By: Jennifer Schlette MSN, RN

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