Helpful Resources

National

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
    • A membership organization for mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention.
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
    • The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Find support for Living with A Mental Condition, Family Members and Caregivers, Teens and Young Adults, Veterans and Active Duty, Law Enforcement, LGBTQ and Diverse Communities. Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message. Text NAMI to 741-741
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
    • Suicide can be prevented and SAVE is here to help. For survivors, SAVE has resources to help cope. Grief support, offering a place to turn when the worst has happened. Feeling depressed? Take a screening today.
  • National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
    • Bringing together diverse partners from the public and private sectors to advance suicide prevention efforts in the U.S. Transforming health care systems to significantly reduce suicide. Supporting community-based efforts to implement effective suicide prevention strategies.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    • The lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, offering basic information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research.. Resources to find help for yourself, a friend or a family member with a mental illness. Take part in clinical research.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. Information and articles on Diseases and Conditions, Healthy Living topics, Life Stages, Emergency Preparedness, and more.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    • AFSP has local chapters, programs and events in all 50 states for suicide prevention and education.
  • Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program (YRSPP)
    • Ask 4 Help! Suicide Prevention Program for Teens and Youth. The Ask 4 Help! cards are at the heart of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. These cards are a ‘voice’ for youth when they can’t find the words to say “I need help”.
  • The Compassionate Friends
    • Providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child. TCF has an Online Support Community, Local Chapters, Facebook groups, grief support for grandparents, grief support for siblings, how to give grief support for an employee or coworker who is grieving.
  • Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    • Provides resources and hope to those that struggle with mental illness, and to those who support them. The institute educates people on mental health issues through various outreach programs, workshops, and conferences.
  • The Jed Foundation
    • Programs to support emotional health and to prevent suicide for teens and young adults, colleges, universities and high schools.
  • David Nee Foundation, Education of Law Students and Lawyers
    • Eliminating the stigma associated with depression and suicide by promoting and encouraging not only the diagnosis and treatment of depression among young adults, but also the education of young people, their families, and friends about the disease of depression. Find help, programs, research and networking.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    • Leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation, find help and treatment. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    • About suicide risk and protective factors, costs of suicide, effective prevention, resources and program, training and organizations.

Michigan

  • Common Ground
    • Are you facing a crisis? Call Common Ground for free and confidential counseling, information, and referrals. Texting and online chat service is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. You're also welcome to visit their Oakland County facility to talk in person.
  • Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
    • Serving citizens in Detroit and Wayne County with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with substance use disorders through programs and services.
  • The Family Center
    • Resources for families, individuals and professionals through presentations, articles, videos, newsletters and an association of professionals including Mental Health Practitioners, Specialized Services, Senior Care Services, Faith Community, Schools, Businesses, Attorneys and Dentistry.
  • Jewish Family Services
    • Through more than 30 programs, they serve people with services for older adults, mental health and wellness, safety net concerns, and the Russian speaking community.
  • Kadima
    • Kadima provides comprehensive residential, therapeutic and social services to all people with mental health needs as they move forward in their lives.
  • KnowResolve
    • Youth suicide awareness and prevention presentations sharing facts and myths about suicide, risk factors, warning signs for suicide, available resources, and tops for coping with emotional distress.
  • Macomb County Crisis Center
    • The Macomb County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 586-307-9100. Services and resource finder for Adults with Mental Illness, Crisis Center Services, Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Children with Emotional Disturbance, Providers and online screenings.
  • Macomb County Suicide Prevention Coalition
    • Crisis, Resources, Suicide Prevention Plan, and Toolkits for Are you feeling suicidal? How to help someone. Have you lost someone to suicide? and Understanding Suicide.
  • Mental Illness Research Association (MIRA)
    • Improve the lives of people with brain disorders by presenting student, teacher, and counselor education programs which lead to increased treatment and decreased stigma; and by supporting service and research communities focused on improved treatment and cures.
  • Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention
    • Resources, warning signs of suicide, stats about suicide, suicide prevention, survivors of loss support groups in Michigan.
  • Mind Over Matter (MOM)
    • A 5k race Saturday, May 4 in Royal Oak for Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention.
  • Northeast Guidance Center
    • Providing innovative community-based services through behavioral and primary healthcare for children, adults and families.
  • Oakland Family Services
    • The agency builds brighter futures in our community through adoption, foster care, parenting and child development programs, free preschool for at-risk youth, and counseling services for those of all ages dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use issues, and severe emotional disturbance in youth. Learn more about prevention, education and treatment.
  • Rose Hill Center
    • Rose Hill Center in Holly, Michigan offers comprehensive psychiatric treatment and residential rehabilitation programs for adults, 18 and over, on 400 peaceful and serene acres. We combine our healing, pastoral environment with caring and experienced staff, effective therapeutic modalities including group and individual therapy, and responsible medication management.
  • Students Coping with Grief & Loss at School
    • A guide to help students experiencing grief get the support they need when they need it. What to do in the immediate aftermath of a loss? Tips to support mental health, grief counseling and top resources offering this support, both online and in-person.
  • Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
    • Helping those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.
  • University of Michigan Depression Center
    • Diagnosing, treating, and eventually preventing depression, bipolar disorder, and related illnesses.
  • U of M Depression Center's Hans C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund
    • Living with Bipolar Disorder, Research, Programs, News, Events, and Videos.

Therapists

  • Ascension Eastwood Behavioral Health
    • Ascension Eastwood Behavioral Health outpatient locations are well equipped to provide a wide range of individual outpatient mental health and substance use disorder clinical services, including but not limited to assessing and treating suicidality, depression, anxiety, etc. as well providing services for family support and/or grief therapies. Eastwood is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and received the rare commendation of expedited approval during the last audit in 2018. Eastwood is licensed by the State of MI for substance use disorder services (MI does not have an outpatient mental health license); and is also in good standing with regulatory bodies and a wide variety of payers, usually as a preferred provider. Ascension Eastwood Behavioral Health (on the Ascension St. John Hospital campus) 22151 Moross, Professional Building 1, Suite 334 Detroit, MI 48236 313-343-7230 Ascension Eastwood Behavioral Health 22708 Harper Avenue St. Claire Shores, MI 48080 586-445-2210
  • Gigi Colombini - Institute for Hope and Human Flourishing
    • Advancing Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Suicidality and Trauma. Outpatient Services, Suicide Prevention, Training and Consultation located in Birmingham, Michigan.
  • Rebecca Palen - H3 - Hope, Healing, & Health, LLC
    • Wellness services for a time for hope, a place for healing and a way to health located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
  • Lawrence Wentworth - Wentworth & Associates, PC
    • Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, CARF, and EMDR treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Psychotherapy can be conducted individually, in groups, or with families, located in Utica, Michigan.

Global

  • International Association for Suicide Prevention
    • The largest international organization dedicated to suicide prevention and to the alleviation of the effects of suicide. It has members in more than 50 countries. World Suicide Prevention Day is on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
  • World Health Organization
    • We are the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

  • Ann Arbor
    • University of Michigan Depression Center Support Group for adults (18 and over) who have lost a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The support group is free but pre-registration is required. Sessions are facilitated by clinical social workers from Michigan Medicine. Location provided at registration. Contact: survivors-of-suicide-group@umich.edu. No charge.
  • Common Ground - Pontiac
    • Resource and Crisis Center Bldg. 32E, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341. The group meets on the first and third Monday of the month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Contact: alehto@commongroundhelps.org. Meetings are open. No registration is necessary. No charge.
  • Kevin's Song - Grosse Pointe
    • Peer-based, non-clinical support to help those impacted by suicide loss cope with their complex grief. Every first and third Wednesday, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 Open group for those who have lost a loved one, friend, colleague to suicide. No registration is necessary. No charge.
  • Macomb County
    • Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038. The group meets the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Contact: sos@knowresolve.org. Meetings are open. No registration necessary. No charge.
  • Toledo area
    • The group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe Street Toledo Ohio 43613. Contact: Getinspiredbygrace@gmail.com.