Helpful Resources

All information on is for informational and educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please consult your doctor. MJR Foundation does not provide direct counseling services, if you are in crisis, and need to speak with someone immediately, please call 1-800-273-8255.

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Global Resources


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.

National Resources


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.

Best Colleges – Suicide Prevention Resources for Students

Best Colleges has a curated list of general suicide prevention resources that both students and those supporting students can use.

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.

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.

Statewide Resources


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 provides comprehensive residential, therapeutic and social services to all people with mental health needs as they move forward in their lives.


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 Royal Oak based group that has an annual run to raise money for Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Michigan (NAMI)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a nationwide organization with affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

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.

Local Resources


Garrett’s Space

Garrett’s Space is dedicated to addressing gaps in treatment for young adults experiencing distress due to mental health issues. We are working to reduce suicides in young adults by providing programming and a holistically focused center that promote wellness, healing, self-worth and resilience.

Kevin’s Song

Kevin’s Song is a charitable organization dedicated to generating public awareness about the causes of suicide, its prevalence in our society and possible preventive measures. As an organization, we are creating a working community of professionals and advocates that is rapidly being recognized as the go-to resource in the metropolitan Detroit area for offering knowledge, hope and healing to individuals, families and communities touched by suicide. This includes suicide related to mental illness, recreational and prescription substance abuse and life-event triggers.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Washtenaw County (NAMI)

NAMI Washtenaw is a local affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by a mental health condition.

University of Michigan Depression Center

Diagnosing, treating, and eventually preventing depression, bipolar disorder, and related illnesses.

U of M Depression Center’s Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

Living with Bipolar Disorder, Research, Programs, News, Events, and Videos.

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health

One of several community-based mental healthcare organizations in Michigan. Provides mental health services to adults with a severe and persistent mental illness and children with a severe emotional disturbance, and services to individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability, residing in Washtenaw County.