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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    Mental Health News

    Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

    Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted.

    Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

    The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt.

    Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms

    British study finds that too many males associate anorexia, bulimia as only a woman's issue.

    Galanin System Genes Linked to Risk of Depression in Stress

    Variants of the stress-inducible neuropeptide and cotransmitter in serotonin and norepinephrine neurons, galanin, and its receptors confers increased risk of depression and anxiety among highly stressed individuals, according to a study published online March 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.