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 70,000 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 Crisis and Resource Hotline at 1.800.231.1127 for free and confidential counseling, information and referrals.
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    Agency’s Signature Fundraiser Celebrates 40th Year Agency’s Signature Fundraiser Celebrates 40th Year

    Volunteer for the Birmingham Street Art Fair! Call 248-451-8150 for more information.

    Updated Schedule of SOS Support Group Sessions Now Available Updated Schedule of SOS Support Group Sessions Now Available

    The first group on Sept. 1 is rescheduled to Sept. 15 due to the Labor Day Holiday.

    What the New “Service Wait List Policy” Means for CG Service Recipients What the New “Service Wait List Policy” Means for CG Service Recipients

    OCCMHA revises the way it delivers services due to funding reduction.

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    ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

    Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height.

    Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia

    Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading.

    Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds

    Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight.

    State of the Art Review: Eating Disorders in Children, Teens

    A new review presents recommendations for the management of eating disorders in children. In addition, other research indicates that there has been a recent increase in the prevalence of eating disorders not otherwise specified who do not meet weight criteria, relative to anorexia nervosa. The review and study have been published online Aug. 25 in Pediatrics.