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?
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    myStrength App from Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority myStrength App from Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority

    We all struggle with our moods at times. Anxious or depressive thoughts can weigh us down. Some of us may struggle with drugs or alcohol. Seeking help and focusing on your mental health is important.
    Now you can use web and mobile tools to help you get better and stay mentally strong.
    myStrength is confidential – just […]

    InTouch Fall 2015 Edition InTouch Fall 2015 Edition

    Sometimes, when individuals arrive at Common Ground for help during a mental health crisis, their only expectation is to be hospitalized. But according to Lynne Stillwell, associate manager of OACIS, the agency offers much more than that.

    In fact, Common Ground provides a broad continuum of programs and services that are designed especially to help individuals learn to manage their own challenges, develop coping strategies and continue to live independently in the community.

    Common Ground Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Common Ground Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

    Common Ground Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
     Pledges to Expand the Hours of Operation for Crisis Text Service
     BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – Common Ground has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. This year, Common […]

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    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.

    Transcendental Meditation May Help Relieve PTSD

    Military personnel who practiced the technique had reduced need for meds, study says.

    Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

    Findings could help improve treatments, researchers say.