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.
  • Common Ground News

    Mark Your Calendars:  41st Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair is Sept. 19-20 Mark Your Calendars: 41st Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair is Sept. 19-20

    Join us for a weekend of fun that raises funds to help support our programs and services!

    Call for Entries: Healing Power of the Arts Call for Entries: Healing Power of the Arts

    A traveling “all media” show featuring local artists who have used art as a healing tool. Great news– the deadline has been extended!

    Fall, 2015 Volunteer Crisis Training Schedule Now Available Fall, 2015 Volunteer Crisis Training Schedule Now Available

    Contact Crisis Volunteer coordinator Melissa Hope for information at 248-451-2614.

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    Mental Health News

    Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

    Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care.

    PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds

    It's never too late to seek help, experts say.

    Newly Enlisted Army Soldiers at Risk of Attempted Suicide: Study

    And women, whether officers or enlisted, were at twice the risk of men.

    Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

    Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use.