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

    Common Ground Saving Taxpayers Money Common Ground Saving Taxpayers Money

    Common Ground saves taxpayers’ money by providing other options for people that require mental health services. 40% of adults with mental illness are arrested at some point in their life – almost half of them had not committed a crime! In 2015, Common Ground helped 431 people avoid unnecessary incarceration and thus, saved Oakland County […]

    New Survivors of Homicide Victims’ Support Group Dates! New 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 February 8, 2017 and meets every Wednesday from 7 p.m. until […]

    Legal Clinic Holiday Closures Legal Clinic Holiday Closures

    The evening session of the Legal Clinic will be closed on Tuesday December 27, 2016 and Tuesday January 3, 2017. Please inform all callers to the crisis line seeking legal services or any other contacts through other means.
    However, please note that the clinic will be open for the morning session, at the Oakland County Law […]

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    Mental Health News

    Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

    Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say.

    Making Sense of Senseless Violence

    Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes.

    Depression Strikes Nearly 3 Million U.S. Teens a Year

    Effects can be devastating during adolescence, researchers say.

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

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