Where to Find Mental Health Support for Children: A Resource Guide

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This was a heavy week for our community in Oxford. As mothers, we can’t even begin to imagine what the families, teachers, students, and everyone involved are going through. There are no words that could convey how heartbroken we are, but we are here for you. When having conversations with your children about these traumatic events, you may be feeling like you still need more support. Below, you will find links to resources that are providing mental health support specifically for children.

We hope these resources will be beneficial to you and your family. If you know of resources that we can add to our list, please let us know. Plan to bookmark this post; we will update as more resources come in.

Where to Find Support for Children

The Crisis Text Line

This resource is available 24/7. You can text HOME to 741741, reach out through their website, or send a message through Facebook.

Community Mental Health

There are a variety of resources available, depending on the county you live in. Please click the name of your county for more information on what is available in your specific area.

Genesee County | You can call 24/7 at (810) 257-3740; additionally, you can reach someone at (810) 232-6310 (TTY) and (877) 346-3648 (toll-free). They also work with the Crisis Text Line; just text FLINT to 741741 at anytime.

Lapeer County | For support at the family or individual level, you can call a few different phone numbers: Lapeer CMH at (810) 667-0500; their Access Center at (888) 225-4447; the Michigan Crisis and Action Line at 1 (844) 446-4225.

Livingston County | You can reach them in an emergency at two different phone numbers: (517) 546-4126 or (800) 615-1245 (toll-free number).

Macomb County | Call to schedule an appointment. You may be able to have an appointment the same day you call. For immediate help, you can call their Crisis Line 24/7 at (586) 307-9100.

Oakland County | In addition to providing services to the local community, they are offering two phone numbers for additional support. The Oakland County 24-Hour Crisis Helpline can be reached at (800) 231-1127. The Michigan Crisis and Access Line can be reached at 1 (844) 446-4225; you can call or text.

St. Clair County | The CMH Mobile Crisis Unit will respond to any location in St. Clair 24/7 and can be reached at (810) 966-2575. The Access Center can be reached at (888) 225-4447. They also have a First Responder Hotline available 24/7, and the phone number is (810) 363-9005.

Washtenaw County | For 24/7 crisis services, you can call (734) 544-3050.

Wayne County | You can reach their 24-hour helpline at 1 (800) 241-4949. DWIHN is offering grief counselors to those affected by the events at Oxford High School. They are extending this service to first responders, families, students, and teachers.

Common Ground

Help is available 24/7 by calling 1 (800) 231-1127. You can also chat right on their website, as well as find a crisis center and send a text with your phone 24/7.

Macomb Family Services

They are providing telehealth services primarily, but in-person sessions are available if necessary.

New Oakland Family Centers

They are offering in-person and telehealth support. You can call (800) 395-3223 to get an update on their services.

Oakland Family Services

They have a contact form right on the website that you can fill out so that they can contact you regarding the services you may need. They specialize in prevention, education, and treatment.

Starfish Family Services

There are four in-person locations currently using telehealth. For more information, you can call (888) 355-5433. They have many locations focused on early childhood education and behavioral health.

Where to Find In-Person Support for Children

Bright Pine Behavioral Health | West Bloomfield + Clarkston

There are two convenient locations in West Bloomfield and Clarkston. Bright Pine Behavioral Health specializes in serving children, adolescents, and families. They are also offering two free neuropsychological evaluations to two people who do not have the financial means to afford one; you can reach them by calling or texting (248) 455-6619.

Child & Family Solutions Center | Bingham Farms

They serve children, teenagers, adults, and families. When you request an appointment, they offer a free, confidential phone consultation. Their news and articles page has a lot of valuable information regarding your child and what they may be experiencing.

KaraLee & Associates | Plymouth; 3 locations

They are supporting children, adolescents, and adults. Their resources page has a long list of available resources, on a wide variety of topics.

Mala Child & Family Institute (formerly Raveau Child & Family Psychology) | Plymouth

Their services are available in-person and online. A pre-therapy appointment will ensure that your child/family are paired with the exact clinician to best meet your needs.

Nature’s Playhouse | Ferndale

Nature’s Playhouse supports the entire family. They want to help each family find their “village”. They offer in-person and virtual services. While more focused on the parents, they want to help the entire family. Helping your children can start with helping yourself as well.

Reflections Child and Family | Bloomfield Hills

Their therapists specialize in many areas, including trauma. They support children, teenagers, adults, and families. You can fill out a contact form on their website or call to get more information.

The Children’s Center | Detroit

The Children’s Center works with children who may have experienced trauma, and aim to treat the whole child. They also have a crisis care center located in Detroit.

Resources for Support with Grief

Arbor Hospice | Saline

They offer a grief journey program that helps children and teens to express how they are feeling. Arbor Hospice offers in-person and virtual support groups for this program. They also offer support programs all year long.

Compassionate Friends | Various chapter locations

On their website, you’ll find a map to locate your local chapter. This organization supports family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a child.

Ele’s Place | Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint, and Lansing

Ele’s Place wants to support children and families who are grieving. Their website has information on grief for children, teenagers, parents, teachers, and medical professionals.

GrieveWell | Ann Arbor

While focusing on the grieving adult, GrieveWell also wants to support those who surround the adult. You can click here for their young adult resources. They offer a variety of apps, podcasts, and videos, as well as articles and free virtual support.

New Hope Center for Grief Support | Northville

For those who are grieving the death of a loved one, this organization wants to support you. They offer a wide range of programs to support you on your grief journey.

 

It is our hope that these resources will be beneficial if you are wondering where to find mental health support for children. If there are any other resources you feel should be included in this resource guide, please let us know. We will update this post periodically.

 

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