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Coping with Sudden or Traumatic Death

"Why?" It's the first question people ask after a sudden or traumatic death.  As we've seen recently with the shooting deaths of a Detroit police officer and 7-year old Aiyana Jones, these losses instantaneously shatter our life as we know it.  They make no sense. We feel unsafe, out of control, and vulnerable. We are forced into a world forever changed. More>>

Have You Planned an 'Advanced Directive?'

As you go through life, you make a lot of choices for yourself.  So why is it so hard to make choices for yourself when it comes to the end of your life? More>>

Time to "Spring Clean" Your Grief

Winter is finally almost over! Trees are budding, animals are coming out of hibernation- even people are "thawing out" after the long, cold days of winter. It's time to get ready for spring! More>>

Get Rid of the Back To School Blues

'Will there be lots of homework?' 'What if my teacher is mean?' 'Will I have friends? Children may voice many concerns about returning to school. Parents: Some things you can do to chase away the "back to school blues." More>>

Mental Health Links

Adult Well-Being Services
(313) 924-7860

Beaumont Hospital
(313) 473-1000 -- Grosse Pointe
(248) 898-5000 -- Royal Oak
(248) 964-5000 -- Troy

Brighton Center for Recovery

Chase Edwards Memorial

Community Network Services
1-800-615-0411 -- Farmington Hills
1-800-273-0258 -- Waterford

DBSA Metro Detroit
(248) 821-6993 or
(248) 812-9679

Detroit Central Community Mental Health
(313) 831-3160

Detroit Medical Society
(313) 832-7800

Gateway Community Health
(313) 262-5100

Henry Ford Hospital Division of Behavioral Health


Macomb County Crisis Center
Crisis Line: (586) 307-9100

Mental Illness Needs Discussion Sessions (MINDS)
(248) 644-8003

Mental Illness Research Association (MIRA)
(248) 644-6550

Michigan Department of Community Health
(517) 373-3740
Michigan Psychiatric Society
(517) 333-0838

National Alliance on Mental Illness -- Downtown

(313) 867-6233 or
(313) 873-9019

National Alliance on Mental Illness -- Metro
(248) 348-7197

National Alliance on Mental Illness -- Michigan

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug

(313) 868-1340

Oakland Co. Community Mental Health Authority
Crisis Line: 800-231-1127

Providence Behavioral Medicine
(248) 849-3301 -- Southfield
(734) 432-6665 -- Livonia
(248) 465-4335 -- Novi

University of Michigan Depression Center
1-800-475-MICH (6424) or

University of Michigan Understanding U

U of M Psychiatric Emergency Service
Crisis Line: (734) 936-5900

Urban League of Detroit & SE Michigan
(313) 832-4600

Washtenaw Community Health Organization
(734) 544-3000

Wayne County Mental Health Department
24-Hour Help Line: 1-800-241-4949
General Inquiries: (313) 833-2500

Entertainment Industries Council
(703) 481-1414

Suicide Prevention Help

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(Free hot line operated 24 hours a day for those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress)
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Common Ground
Crisis Line: 800-231-1127

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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