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... Read More

InTouch Fall 2015 Edition InTouch Fall 2015 Edition

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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... Read More

Common Ground Welcomes New CEO Heather Rae Common Ground Welcomes New CEO Heather Rae

Common Ground has a new leader!  After 25 years of distinguished leadership, former CEO Tony Rothschild has now retired and Heather Rae has taken over as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Common Ground.   Rae has been part of Common Ground for almost 5 years, joining the agency in... Read More

InTouch Newsletter Summer 2015 InTouch Newsletter Summer 2015

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Knowing the Warning Signs of Suicide Could Save a Life Knowing the Warning Signs of Suicide Could Save a Life

  People who kill themselves exhibit one or more warning signs, through what they say or what they do. The more warning signs, the greater the risk. If a person talks about: Killing themselves Having no reason to live Being a burden to others Feeling trapped Unbearable pain   A person’s... Read More

Updated Support Group Meeting Schedule Now Available Updated Support Group Meeting Schedule Now Available

Common Ground hosts the Survivors of Suicide Loss Open Support Group on the first and third Mondays of the month (unless there is a national holiday or inclement weather).  The group begins at 7 pm and is held at the Resource & Crisis Center at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 32E in Pontiac.  For... Read More

2015 Birmingham Street Art Fair 2015 Birmingham Street Art Fair

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

  Saturday, September 19                    *Introduction/Communication Skills                       9:00am- 5:00pm Thursday, September 24                  *Crisis Theory                                   ... Read More

Certified Peers Provide Support to People on Journey to Recovery Certified Peers Provide Support to People on Journey to Recovery

Common Ground supports and salutes certified peer support specialists.  Certified peer support specialists are trained by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and have been successful in their recovery from mental illness and perhaps alcohol/drug dependency and are willing to share their... Read More

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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 […]

No Legal Clinic Sessions on 11/22 and 11/24 No Legal Clinic Sessions on 11/22 and 11/24

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no legal clinic sessions this week. Next week, the clinic will resume normal operations.
Have a great holiday!

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