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Suicide Data and Prevention Resources

Suicide attempts and suicide completions, especially among young people, are of growing concern in Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw County Health Department, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and other community agencies and partners are working together to monitor and address both suicide attempts and completions with the goal of reversing this trend in Washtenaw County.

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Parent Support Groups

A support group for parents of children with suicidal thoughts and behaviors is held the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. It takes place at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Building at 1819 South Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, 48103.

Parents or guardians of children who are currently exhibiting, or who have exhibited in the recent past, suicidal thoughts or behaviors are invited to register for the free support group. To register, contact Alison Paine of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at alisonpaine21@hotmail.com.

This support group is led by trained NAMI volunteers, and is a collaborative effort with NAMI Washtenaw County, Washtenaw County Health Department, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, University of Michigan Depression Center, and Washtenaw ISD.

Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw also offers a Parent Empowerment Café to help parents with children who may be at risk of suicidality begin a dialogue with other parents with common experiences and concerns.

Additional Resources

Washtenaw Alive, a suicide prevention planning collaborative of Washtenaw County facilitated by the Washtenaw County Health Department, has put together a list of suicide prevention resources in Washtenaw County. Find the list here.

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Help for Individuals or Families in Crisis

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Community Mental Health also provides support 24/7 for individuals in crisis, call 734-544-3050. If your need is life threatening, call 911.

Suicide Prevention Phone Numbers and Steps

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