Suicide Data

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.

You can hover over the above graph to see individual data points.

Suicide Completions by Year, Washtenaw County Residents

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 (through Nov)
Suicide Completions 29 42 19 34 28 24 36 37 45 35 42

Suicides in January through August 2019 were 60% higher than during the same time period in 2018.


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

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.

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 (PDF) in Washtenaw County.

Help for Individuals or Families in Crisis

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, call 800-273-TALK (8255). Community Mental Health also provides support 24/7 for individuals in crisis or anyone in Washtenaw County with mental health questions, call 734-544-3050. If your need is life threatening, call 911. Find a list of local and national resources from Washtenaw Alive.

Are you or someone you know in crisis?