Northern Michigan University has partnered with Health Advocate™ to offer students online crisis counseling services outside of traditional business hours. Counseling topics include, but are not limited to, suicide prevention, domestic violence awareness, mindfulness, putting yourself first, alcohol awareness, mental health awareness, and stress management. The service is 100% free to current NMU students and is available online between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. and on the weekends.

As an NMU student, you can access this free crisis counseling resource three ways:

Preferred Option 1: 

  • Students can access this free crisis counseling by calling (855) 384-1800.

Option 2: Web Browser

Option 3: Mobile App

  • Download the Health Advocate app on your device
  • Select “Member Login”
  • Type “Northern Michigan University”
  • Select “Message an Advocate”

Questions regarding the Health Advocate service can be directed to NMU’s Dean of Students Office: or 906-227-1700.