Common Ground

Common Ground provides 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 youths. Helping people in need for more than 40 years, Common Ground serves more than 80,000 individuals per year. The majority of services are free of charge and 93 percent of every dollar received goes to direct service.

Experiencing a personal or family crisis or know someone who is?
We can help. Call our 24-hour Resource and Crisis Helpline at 1.800.231.1127 for free and confidential counseling, information and referrals.
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    Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum

    Please join the Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force on Friday May 20 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm for a Community Forum. Click HERE to register.

    Register MHFA Training Register MHFA Training

    New dates are available for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings. In MHFA training, Common Ground’s certified instructors will teach you how to provide the initial help to someone showing symptoms of mental illness or a mental health crisis.

    Next Survivors of Homicide Victims’ Support Group Dates! Next Survivors of Homicide Victims’ Support Group Dates!

    This FREE ten-session group features structured topics and guest speakers to provide support to those facing the loss of a loved one due to homicide.  This is a closed group after the second session so prior registration is helpful to ensure cohesiveness.  The new group begins March 23, 2016 and meets every Wednesday from 7 p.m. until […]

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    Mental Health News

    For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC

    Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

    Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants

    Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say.

    CBT May Work As Well As Meds in Major Depressive Disorder

    For adults with major depressive disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressants have similar efficacy, according to a clinical guideline published online Feb. 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

    Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says

    Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested.