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.
Anyone in Washtenaw County can call the Community Mental Health CARES team 24/7 with any mental health questions: 734-544-3050.
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.
Parent Support Groups
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
- NAMI Washtenaw County
- University of Michigan Depression Center
- Washtenaw County Community Mental Health
- Washtenaw County Health Department
- Washtenaw ISD
Parent Empowerment Cafe
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.
Help for Individuals or Families in Crisis
Have any mental health questions or needs? Call 734-544-3050 for the Washtenaw County CARES team.
If you feel suicidal, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) or text HELLO to 741741 (Crisis Text Line).
If you’re in immediate danger, call 911.