Information & Links


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Local Service Agencies/Organizations

  • Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority – Serves Oakland County by providing public mental health services to adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Common Ground – emergency intervention – Common Ground is a nonprofit crisis intervention agency whose mission is to provide a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youth.
  • Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention:  The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force has developed a plan to focus and coordinate suicide prevention efforts in Oakland County. Our partners will guide and implement these activities by engaging public and private stakeholders..
  • Easter Seals – Michigan – Easter Seals Michigan works to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day
  • Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.Mission: To enhance the quality of life of the individuals we serve through an array of clinical best practices that inspire healthy living, empowerment, and recovery while promoting the attainment of personal goals and independence.
  • Community Network Services – (CNS) is a private non-profit human services agency that provides comprehensive behavioral health services.  CNS offers a wide spectrum of community-based support services.
  • Michigan Common Wealth Information site We endeavored to create a way to find events and social opportunities that seems to be made just for you. As long as we have something for what you’re looking for you’re going to see exactly what you want to see. We offer many options to narrow the information to just what you need and try not to try show you anything you don’t need. We want you to benefit from the context that is inherent in the information we collect. If an event you’re looking for is a specific city we provide a link for you to jump right into the results for that city, if you’re interested in more events hosted by the same group that is hosting an event you’re interested in, just click on that group name and you’re sent right to a page with all of that groups events. We continue to offer these jumping off points when you go anywhere on the website. Commonwealth’s mission is to help you find activities that you will enjoy and this website hopes to aid in that mission by making it as easy as possible to find those activities.
  • Macomb-Oakland Regional Center – MORC, Inc. is a human services agency that provides long-term supports for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities and the elderly.  Our mission is to maximize human potential.
  • Sib4Sib SupportMissionTo provide a safe space and community for teens to express the frustrations of having a sibling struggling with mental health. Sib4Sib is a support group created by a teen, for teens. 1 in 5 Americans struggle with mental health; while there are countless support groups for the family and the people who are struggling, there are virtually no resources for the sibling. Sib4Sib addresses this issue head on.
  • Area Agency on Aging – Helping seniors, adults with disabilities and their families in southeast Michigan. We help guide you to the programs and services that can help—whether that’s home-care, Meals on Wheels, help with Medicaid and Medicare, or help finding transportation. We are the first people you should reach out to when an older adult or a person with a disability is in need. Call Us at 1-800-852-7795.

  • Community Living Services: – We have been providing supports and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for decades. Our Supports Coordinators are on the front lines every day, accessing resources in communities, helping find employment and volunteer opportunities and working toward a future of independence and freedom for those that we serve.
  • New Oakland Family Centers – Oakland, Wayne, Macomb (800) 395-FACE Child-Adolescent & Family Center
  • Catholic Social Services – Oakland County (248) 548-4044 Mental and Behavioral Health Counseling
  • Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Authority – The purpose of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency (DWMHA) is to ensure support, care and treatment services to adults with mental illness, individuals with developmental disabilities, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with substance use disorders and their families so they can make choices in care, live in the community and achieve desired outcomes through individualized health goals
  • Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergencies C.O.P.E. – Wayne County Crises and pre-admission services.
  • HegiraServing the communities of Wayne County since 1971, HPI is one of Michigan’s largest freestanding integrated, behavioral healthcare organizations. It is our goal to ensure the availability of quality, individualized, and rapidly accessible integrated, behavioral and primary healthcare services.
  • Oakdale Recovery Center – Oakdale’s six levels of care are designed to meet the unique needs of persons moving through the various stages of recovery. Our treatment options include: Detoxification, Residential, Day Treatment, Domiciliary Intensive Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Traditional Outpatient.
  • Coalition on Temporary Shelter – COTS (313) 831-3777 Services:  Detroit, Emergency housing, food, and shelter, Also offers utility assistance, COTS has funds available for eviction prevention through assistance.
  • Cass Community Social Services – (313) 883-2277 Cass Community Social Services is Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs.
  • Catholic Social Services – Wayne County – (313) 883-2100 Behavioral Health & Community Services Division:  Family Life Education Program, Family Mental Health Counseling Services, Substance ABuse Treatment & Prevention Programs, etc.
  • Detroit Rescue Mission – (313) 993-4700 Services:  Emergency Shelter; transitional housing; permanent housing; (must have a disability that prevents the resident from independently living in community hosing including:  chronic, debilitating health issues, mental illnesses, severe substance addictions, or developmental delays); free medical care; substance abuse detox and treatment;
  • Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) (313) 961-4890 – CARF Accreditation for our addiction and mental health programs: Older Adult Services, Life Choices and Homeless Recovery Services. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization.
  • The Samaritan Center – (313) 579-4100 Holy Cross Samaritan Center Located in the former Mercy Hospital complex, the Samaritan Center offers a multi-faceted community resource center for neighborhoods in the Conner Avenue & I-94 area of Detroit’s East Side.Services available at the center include: medical and mental health services, job training and placement, educational programs
  • Adult Well-Being Services – (313)  347-2070  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ overall goal is to help people in their recovery by reducing the symptoms of mental illness, medication management and reducing/eliminating substance abuse.
  • Hamtramick Housing Commission -(313) 868-7445
  • Highland Park Housing Commission – (313) 868-4500
  • HUD Fair Housing Hotline – (800) 669-9777
  • Wayne County Housing Authority listings
  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan (800) 552-1183 – Connects callers with local community based organizations.
  • Starfish Family Services  – 888. 355. 5433 Strengthening families to create brighter futures for children.  It’s normal to experience, at one time or another a behavioral, social, or health issue that can disrupt life and harm relationships. Our Mental Health professionals specialize in assessing and treating a variety of emotional, behavioral and developmental difficulties. We work with children, teens, adults and entire families.
  • Faith Recovery Center – Lincoln Park – FRC is a structured program of recovery from drugs and alcohol and/or mental illness.
  • Southwest Housing Solutions – Detroit (313) 841-3727 Provides housing to low and moderate income residents, including those with mental illness and the homeless in Southwest Detroit.
  • Macomb County Community Mental Health – Macomb County Community Mental Health provides a wide variety of mental health treatment and support services to adults and children with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse treatment needs.
  • Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse – If you think you or a family member may have an alcohol or drug abuse problem, contact Macomb County Community Mental Health Access Center which is open Monday-Friday 8 am to 7:45 pm at (586) 948-0222
  • Macomb Family Services  – The mission of Macomb Family Services is to enhance the health and well being of others, and promote social and personal change. We provide a wide range of family related counseling, residential, and home/community based services to the residents of Macomb County and surrounding communities. Our staff is dedicated to providing superior programs that will improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and the community.
  • Community Housing Network – Community Housing Network, Inc. is a community economic development organization that promotes the economic self-sufficiency and inclusion of people with special needs and people of low to very low income in their communities through home-ownership and access to affordable, desirable housing opportunities and other community resources.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Metropolitan Detroit – The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Metropolitan Detroit (DBSA) is a self-help group for those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or Depression (Unipolar Disorder).
  • Families Anonymous – is a 12 Step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. When you come into our rooms you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems.  Any concerned person is encouraged to attend our meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem.
  • D & M Consultants, Inc Is a 501c3 Not-For Profit Corporation holding contracts with Community Network Services, Easter Seals Adult Mental Health Services, Training and Treatment Innovations, Macomb Oakland Regional Center and Professional Consulting Services of Jackson, MI.  D & M Consultants, Inc. is committed to the provision of quality service for persons with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities by offering choices that include housing, recreational, vocational and therapeutic opportunities.
  • PLAN of SE Mich Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) If you have a family member with chronic mental illness, brain injury, or other disability….and worry about what will happen when you can no longer provide assistance, advocacy, or monitoring you need to go to this site.  Plan was formed from the major concern of families with disabled loved ones wanting to know what will happen to their loved one’s quality of life when the family is no longer able to provide the support and advocacy they currently do.
  • OASIS DBT – Collaborative Oasis DBT LLC  is committed to applying advances in DBT by providing educational groups and training to a broad variety of clients on innovative and adaptive ways to use DBT skills to help those we serve accomplish their unique goals using effective and empathetic interactions.
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group – University of Michigan – This support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide holds twice-monthly meetings that run for eight-session cycles. The  group offers opportunities to: Develop a caring support network, Learn healthy coping and healing skills, Provide a safe place for survivors to share thoughts and feelings, Learn about bereavement and grief and their impact on us
  • Michigan Suicide Support Groups Listing:
  • Social Security Conseling Center – A full service Social Security Law Firm  Call Toll Free for a free consultation 844-560-4909 – SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY & SSI —- SSI FOR DISABLED CHILDREN —- IS YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD TURING 18?

State Organizations

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Michigan – The State of Michigan’s grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses.
  • The Mental Health Association in Michigan – The Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is a voluntary membership citizens’ organization representing a broad base of people working together as an advocate for the mentally ill.
  • Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service – Our goal is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) promotes, expands and protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy.
  • Michigan Department of Human Services –  Community Mental Health Services Programs
  • Michigan Department of Community Mental Health (MDCMH) The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is one of 18 departments of state government. The department, the largest in state government, is responsible for health policy and management of the state’s publicly-funded health service systems. An estimated 2 million Michigan residents will receive.
  • Michigan Psychiatric Society – A District branch of the American Psychiatric association.
  • Michigan Psychological Association – An Affiliate of the American Psychological Association working to advance psychology as a science and a profession, to promote the public welfare by encouraging the highest professional standards, offering public education and providing public service, and by participating in the public policy process on behalf of the profession and health care consumers.
  • Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) – created in 1967 to support county mental health services programs (CMHSPs) in promoting, maintaining and improving a comprehensive range of community-based mental health services, which enhance the quality of life, promote the emotional well-being, and contribute to healthy and secure communities which benefit all of Michigan’s citizens.
  • Schizophrenia And Related Disorders Alliance of America – An organization dedicated to the support of persons who live with schizophrenia and related disorders.
  • Michigan Association of Social Workers – NASW-Michigan aims to support, promote and advocate for professional social work practice, practitioners and the social work profession, and to improve the quality of life for the people of Michigan.
  • Michigan Veterans Foundation – (313) 831-5500 The primary mission of the Michigan Veterans Foundation is to fill the gaps that currently exist in providing services to Michigan’s veterans.
  • Michigan Works – Job Seekers – Service Centers: (313) 945-8380 The Employment and Training Department at ACCESS is a certified Michigan Works One-Stop Employment Services Center. Its mission is to assist in matching people with jobs, and empowering individuals by providing them with the skills and resources necessary to eliminate any dependency or impediment to self-sufficiency.
  • Michigan Mental Health Networker – Covers Souteastern Michigan and more.  Links

National Organizations

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – The Nation’s voice on Mental Illness
  • Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is the largest donor-supported organization in the world devoted to funding scientific research on brain and behavior disorders.
  • Mental Health America – (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses.
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) – The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 38,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.
  • The World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (WFSAD) is the only global grassroots organization dedicated to lightening the burden of schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses for sufferers and their families.
  • National Mental Health Association:  NMHA
  • The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) represents a variety of programs and schools providing treatment to over 4,600 clients across North America. Our members include therapeutic schools, residential treatment schools, wilderness programs, outdoor therapeutic programs, young adult programs and home-based residential programs working with troubled teens and troubled adolescents. Our programs are dedicated to providing the highest quality services to the people and families they serve. This website serves as a resource to parents and professionals for information on our various programs and the families they serve.

Children & Adolescents

  • Association for Children’s Mental Health ACMH Michigan provides information, support, resources, referral and advocacy for children and youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and their families.
  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders CHADD , is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
  • Federation of Families for Children’s Mental HealthFFCMH This is a national organization run by families aimed at helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.
  • Top Autism Resource Centers SE Michigan -Find autism centers in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for support, autism resources and education.
  • The Sanctuary For Youths – Royal Oak, MI – Provides services and shelter for runaway youth ages 10-17 for boys and girls.
    Common Ground Sanctuary is a nonprofit crisis intervention agency. Our mission is to provide a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youth. We listen, we care, we help…24-hours a day, 7 days a week. – Crisis Line: 800-231-1127

Government Agencies

Information & Research

  • Mental Health Resources – University of Michigan – University of Michigan – This site creates access to mental health care resources for students, parents, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan. We hope that this web page will be useful to you if you or a friend experience difficulty coping with college life.
  • University of Michigan Depression Center – The University of Michigan Depression Center is the first ever multi-disciplinary center dedicated to research, education, and treatment of depressive and bipolar illnesses.
  • University of Michigan – Good academic research and articles on mental illness
  • Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) – Information site.
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) – NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.
  • Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation – The Center is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities by improving the effectiveness of people, programs, and service systems.
  • Medical News Today – Current News and articles on health and mental illness
  • Half of Us – Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation want to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
  • U.S. Surgeon General 
  • Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation JJLMF
  • Emotions Annonymous – Emotions Anonymous (EA) exists to support individuals with emotional difficulties in their efforts to live a more manageable life by using the Emotions Anonymous Program of recovery.
  • Mental Health Net -MentalHelp ─ Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.
  • The Schizophrenia Home Page – Started in 1995, is an internet community dedicated to providing high quality information, support and education to the family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia.
  • The Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students – Learn the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and others — and find resources that lead to a happier and healthier college career.
  • Housing etc. Link deals with housing, housing assistance, furniture, etc.
  • Stop Collector Harassment Under federal law, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects your rights against out-of-control collectors.* A law firm will evaluate your case for FREE. If they determine you have a case, they will help you fight the collectors at no cost to you. The FDCPA punishes third-party debt collectors, which would include an agency that is not the original creditor, lender or company from which you have borrowed money.

Treatment Information

  • Treatment Advocacy Center The Treatment Advocacy Center was founded in 1998 to promote improvements in the treatment of people with severe mental illnesses. Since that time, the organization has grown as a respected independent voice for reforming treatment laws. Since the Treatment Advocacy Center was formed, 19 states have made important changes to their treatment laws and more progress is on the horizon.
  • Dual Diagnosis WebsiteThis site is designed to provide information and resources for service providers, consumers, and family members who are seeking assistance and/or education in this field.
  • National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse (The Clearinghouse) – The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, the nation’s first national consumer technical assistance center, has played a major role in the development of the mental health consumer movement.
  • American Addiction Centers  Treating Depression with a Co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorder.
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Guide – Presented by the American Addiction Centers
  • Drug Rehab – Where can you turn for help when you’ve hit the bottom? Thousands of addicts ask themselves this question every day. Damage done by substance abuse — whether through alcohol, prescription pills or illicit drugs — is often enough to destroy everything somebody has worked years to create.  Defines Substance Abuse, Types of Treatment, Rehab Centers, Treatment Success, and How to find Help.
  • Addiction Resource – Raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps local communities stay drug-free.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine – Promotes drug abuse prevention and treatment.
  • Detox finder:   Detox Local not only provides an extensive directory of all available drug and alcohol detox centers that are located near you, Detox Local provides you with comprehensive information on a variety of substances, the detox process involved with each substance as well as the importance of detox from these dangerous substances. Drug and alcohol detox is an essential early step in the recovery process and the information provided by the experienced and empathetic staff at Detox Local can help you or a loved one start on the path to a sober lifestyle.
  • Rutgers Counseling Guide for Suicide Prevention – Suicide statistics can be alarming. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found that an average of 112 Americans commit suicide every day, and it is the second most prevalent cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24. The thoughts that lead someone to want to end their life can feel debilitating and hopeless, but suicide is preventable. If you notice signs of suicidal behavior in someone, you can take steps to prevent a needless death. Someone showing these behaviors can feel better if they get counseling. People working in the social work profession have special training that enables them to help people see that there are alternatives to suicide.

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