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no one walks alone.
See how United Resiliency supports long-term healing.
To get help now, call 517-853-1070.
If the February 2023 mass violence incident at Michigan State University weighs heavy on your heart, you’re not alone. Anyone impacted by this tragic event can benefit from mental health support throughout their personal healing journey.
United Resiliency, managed by Common Ground and funded by the state of Michigan through a federal Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance grant, is available to support this community, offer opportunities for people to come together and restore their sense of well-being, and help each other move forward.Get Help From United Resiliency
We will observe, listen, and work to understand and assist the East Lansing community.
We will meet every person who walks through our doors right where they are, understanding that emotions born from trauma will be strong at times and can run the full range. We will listen to those feelings and will never be judgmental or dismissive.
We will honor our commitment to the East Lansing community by doing everything within our power to live up to their expectations and strive to always do the right thing.
We will embrace opportunities to learn and improve, as grieving and healing are processes that never follow a straight and predictable line.
Many organizations and individuals stepped up to help East Lansing in the wake of the tragic shooting. We are committed to collaborating with all parties to provide and connect comprehensive support to the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Soon! Until that time, our phone lines and website are now active for all inquiries.
Most of the services at United Resiliency are free of charge. There will be opportunities for mental health counseling where insurance will be charged with applicable copays. However, we never want an inability to pay to be a barrier to getting help. We will work to connect those who need supplemental coverage to a variety of sources, each with their own parameters for financial support.
Anyone who is struggling in the aftermath of the East Lansing shooting can come to United Resiliency for help and community connection. We will never be judgmental about any individual’s personal experience, connection to the shooting or their process of healing. We will meet each person where they are with the understanding that we all have unique reactions to traumatic events and heal at our own pace.
United Resiliency will be a safe place where people can come to connect with others and feel heard, validated and supported. Students can come to do their homework, enjoy snacks or play games with friends (we have a Wii!). Stop in once a week to spend some time with a therapy dog. Until our physical space is open, you can call us at 517-853-1070. We have highly trained crisis counselors answering the hotline, providing crisis intervention as needed and connecting callers to our staff.
If you’re in an emergent crisis, please call 988 for free and confidential counseling, information and referrals. The Lifeline is available 24/7 to people experiencing emotional distress, including thoughts of suicide, an active mental health or substance use crisis, etc.
In all other cases, we will do everything in our power to help. When you call United Resiliency at 517-853-1070, a highly trained crisis counselor will answer the phone (or return your call promptly). They will take the time to listen to your situation, provide nonjudgmental support and connect you to appropriate resources, if needed. Crisis workers are part of Common Ground and Ingham County’s broad crisis continuum, which provides a wealth of resources for anyone in crisis. We are dedicated to getting you the care you need.