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For 40 years, Common Ground has been dedicated to helping youths, adults and families in crisis. The agency provides a lifeline for runaway and homeless youths, families in crisis, victims of crime, people with mental illness and others in critical situations.

Common Ground serves more than 40,000 individuals per year through various programs and is supported by state and federal grants and contracts, individual and corporate contributions, the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority and United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Common Ground News

Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum

Please join the Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force on Friday May 20 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm for a Community Forum. Click HERE to register.

Register MHFA Training Register MHFA Training

New dates are available for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings. In MHFA training, Common Ground’s certified instructors will teach you how to provide the initial help to someone showing symptoms of mental illness or a mental health crisis.

Next Survivors of Homicide Victims’ Support Group Dates! Next 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 March 23, 2016 and meets every Wednesday from 7 p.m. until […]

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 […]

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