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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Deaths by suicide among Washtenaw County residents increased 26% from 2018 to 2019.
Driven by community conversations, the Wish You Knew Washtenaw campaign aims to spark honest and supportive conversations about mental health between youth and adults. Find local mental health resources on its local resources webpage.
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 (PDF) in Washtenaw County.
A support group for parents of children with suicidal thoughts and behaviors is held the first Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. It takes place at the:
Washtenaw Intermediate School District Building
1819 South Wagner Road
Ann Arbor, MI 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, email Alison Paine of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
This support group is led by trained NAMI volunteers, and is a collaborative effort with
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.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, call 800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741. Or call the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health mobile crisis team at 734-544-3050 24/7. If your need is life threatening, call 911.