Mental Health Information & Community Resources

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Crisis & Emergency Contacts

If you are struggling with your mental health and you need help, it is important that you talk with your parent/guardian and/or contact any of the crisis text/phone lines that are open 24 hours a day.Crisis Text Line

Crisis TEXT Line:  Text SCHOOL to 741-741 to connect to a counselor 
Crisis Help Line:  1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project Helpline:  1-866-488-7386
Common Ground Helps Line:  1-800-231-1127
New Oakland 24-Hour Emergency Hotline, 877-800-1650
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Call 911 or your local Police Department


Non-Crisis Contacts

State of MI Peer Warmline: 888-733-7753

  • 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., 7 days per week
  • Serves individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and trauma. ​​​​​​

Mental Health and Wellness Clinic College of Education, Wayne State University

  • During the COVID-19 stay home stay safe order, until further notice, all sessions will be offered either via telephone (voice only), cell phone FaceTime (iPhones only), or Zoom (video conferencing).
  • There are no fees for our counseling/psychotherapy services at this time.
  • Go to go.wayne.edu/mhawcExternal Linkto learn more and to make an appointment, or email mhawc@wayne.edu for inquiries.  Please see flierPDF Document for more information.

There are additional mental health information and resources in the Mental Health Counseling section below.


Easterseals of Southeast MI
Services & Information

Easterseals continues to offer services including case management, youth peer services, peer recovery supports and individual, family and group therapy all via telehealth platforms. These platforms include: eVisit, Microsoft TEAMS, and Zoom. Easterseals is also able to facilitate sessions telephonically as needed.

Some of the evidence-based groups that are currently being offered are:

  • Mortal Recognition Therapy (MRT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Prime for Life
  • Healthy Living (facilitated by Youth Peer Support Specialist)
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Incredible Years

To access services through a telehealth platform, please contact Easterseals Contact Center at 1-248-475-2150 or 1-800-75-SEALS.

Please visit External LinkEastersealsMichigan.com for more information.

Resources for Parents|Caregivers



Other Helpful Resources

Easterseals of Michigan: 248-483-7804 (Southfield location)
Easterseals continues to offer services including case management, youth peer services, peer recovery supports and individual, family and group therapy all via telehealth platforms.  Easterseals is also able to facilitate sessions telephonically as needed.

Some of the evidence-based groups that are currently being offered are:

  • Mortal Recognition Therapy (MRT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Prime for Life
  • Healthy Living (facilitated by Youth Peer Support Specialist)
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Incredible Years

To access services through a telehealth platform, please contact Easterseals Contact Center at 1-248-475-2150 or 1-800-75-SEALS.  Please visit External LinkEastersealsMichigan.com for more information.


Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) Access Screening Center: 248-464-6363
Mental health services for adults and children with serious mental illness, emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities.


Common Ground: 800-231-1127
24-hour resource and crisis helpline, confidential counseling and short-term psychiatric care.


New Oakland 24-Hour Emergency Hotline: 877-800-1650
 Designed to help people in mental and social-emotional crises any time, day or night, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. 


University of Detroit Mercy Psychology Clinic: 313-578-0570
Training clinic for the Detroit Mercy doctoral program with a major in clinical psychology offering counseling services and psychological testing/assessment.  Fees are based on household income; insurance is not accepted.


Mental Health and Wellness Clinic College of Education, Wayne State University
There are no fees for our counseling/psychotherapy services at this time.  
Go to go.wayne.edu/mhawcExternal Linkto learn more and to make an appointment, or email mhawc@wayne.edu for inquiries.  Please see flierPDF Document for more information.


State of MI Peer Warmline: 888-733-7753
10 a.m. to 2 a.m., 7 days per week.  
Serves individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and trauma. ​​​​​​


Catholic Social Services: 248-548-4044​
Family, marital and substance abuse counseling


CNS Healthcare: 800-615-0411​
Comprehensive behavioral health services.


HAVEN: 248-334-1274
24-hour crisis/support line, counseling and support groups


Oakland Family Services: 248-544-4004 (Berkley location)
Therapeutic treatment for children and adults with a diagnosed mental illness or issues related to substance abuse

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-2793-8255 or chat!

The Trevor Project: Call 866-488-7386, chat or text START to 678678
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

Common Ground Helps: Call 800-231-1127, chat or text for 24-hour Help Line for you or for how to help a friend.

Crisis Clinic: 866-4-CRISIS (274-747)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education S.A.V.E.: 800-273-TALK (8255)

Oakland Suicide Prevention: 734-224-7000

LGBTQ+ Resources & Information

Affirmations in Ferndale provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe!


Crisis Services for LGBTQ+ Youth

The Trevor Project: Call 866-488-7386, chat or text START to 678678
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

Trans Lifeline: Call 877-565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Common Ground Helps: Call 800-231-1127, chat or text for 24-hour Help Line for you or for how to help a friend.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-2793-8255 or chat!


Transgender & Non-binary Resources 

Transgender Life Support Resources

Transgender Life Support is a group that meets on a weekly basis every Tuesday from 7 pm – 9 pm.  Anyone who is transitioning, questioning or a supportive ally is welcome to join the group.  Please click here to see the Transgender Life Support page for information on how to join our support group and for resources applicable to the community.

Transcend the Binary

Transcend the Binary is a team of incredibly passionate, and talented individuals who come from many different backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives. Transcend the Binary is committed to serving the transgender and gender non-conforming community with the superior quality of peer-led services.

Transcend the Binary provides a wide range of services including referrals to affirming practitioners, peer counseling, resources, hormone education, fitness & nutrition services, and much more.  248-533-0797 | info@transcendthebinary.org

Transgender Michigan

Transgender Michigan’s primary mission is to provide advocacy, support and education while serving to create coalitions in the state of Michigan to unify and empower transgender and gender non-conformist communities. Transgender Michigan provides a helpline, affirming resource guide, pride events, and more.  855-345-TGMI | info@transgendermichigan.org

Gender-Identity Network Alliance (GNA)

GNA is committed to the inclusion and empowerment of non-gender-conforming people, communities, advocates, and allies. To achieve that goal, GNA provides positivity-driven, non-judgmental education and programs. These programs are designed to foster the creation (and expansion) of connections, visibility, and self-growth within all non-gender-conforming communities and the greater human communities in which we live.  info@gnausa.org

RAINN - National Sexual Assault Hotline call 800-656-HOPE or chat

Love is Respect: Call 866-331-9474 or text loveis to 22522 or chat

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or chat or text BEFREE to 233-733

National Teen Dating Abuse: 866-331-9474 or text loveis to 22522 or chat

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

HAVEN: 248-334-1274
24-hour crisis/support line, counseling and support groups

To report Child Abuse or Neglect in Michigan: 855-444-3911

Child Protective Services: 248-975-5010

National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or chat or text BEFREE to 233-733

National Eating Disorder Association Helpline: Call 800-931-2237 or chat or text NEDA to 741741

The Sanctuary - Royal Oak: 248-547-2260
Common Ground operates a free and safe 24-hour shelter for at-risk youth, aged 10-17. The Sanctuary offers a 3-week residential program, out-patient counseling, and provides trauma-informed care to youth and families in crisis. The goal of this program is family reunification. 

National Runaway Safeline: Call 800-621-4000 or chat

Substance Abuse Resources

Power to the Parent
Resources and warning signs for parents about substance abuse, vaping, etc.

Families Against Narcotics
FAN offers External LinkFamily Coaching Services free of charge, designed to help families heal and recover regardless of where a family member is in their recovery.

Alateen/Al-Anon: 800-813-3105

Alcoholics Anonymous: 248-541-6565

Narcotics Anonymous: 248-543-7200

CARE of Southeast Michigan: 586-412-0033

Oakland-Livingston Human Services Agency: 248-209-2600

Vaping Information and Resources

Metro Detroit Schools Weigh Deterrents to Vaping
What Parents Need to Know About Vaping
Tri-Community Coalition - Berkley, Huntington Woods & Oak Park
Resources on Vaping on District's Parents webpage

Oakland Co. Health Division: 248-424-7000

Nurse on Call (NOC): 800-848-5533 or noc@oakgov.com
Free telephone service offers information about health and related resources. Calls are answered by Oakland County Health Division Public Health Nurses.  Information regarding communicable diseases, pregnancy and child health, nutrition, and more. Referrals to health-related resources located in Oakland County, Michigan.

United Way of Southeast Michigan: Call 211 or chat
2-1-1 service provides referrals to programs in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Monroe and Lapeer counties. If you need help finding resources in your area, dial 2-1-1 or live chat to speak to a representative now. Or, search the online database to access more than 30,000 different statewide programs and services. 

Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan: 313-822-7285

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

BHS Counseling Department News

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September 13, 2021
BHS Counseling Department News
Volume 75

BHS GSA meetings, Next Level Scholars application for 10th graders, Manufacturing Day 2021, Women in Construction event, Extracurricular Activities grant, new College events, more Job Postings, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) parent webinar!

September 7, 2021
BHS Counseling Department News
Volume 74

BHS Optional Fall Testing, Senior Planning Meetings, College Events, Career Events, Job Postings, Back to School Mental Health Tips for Parents.

BHS Counseling Department Staff

Christina Belsky
College & Career Counselor
Lauren Sloan
Counselor, Students A-D
Robyn Weiss
Counselor, Students E-K
Caitlin Drinkard
Counselor, Students L-R
Hillary Tye
Counselor, Students S-Z

Upcoming BHS Counseling Events

  • 1 Oct
    • BHS Manufacturing Day (registration required)
      Date: Oct 1
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: BHS Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
      Oct. 1st during 3rd hour in BHS Career Center - Register!  

      The goal of Manufacturing Day is to inspire students to explore the broad range of high-wage, high-demand job opportunities in southeast Michigan. BHS students have a great opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at what today's engineers, technicians, machine operators and other manufacturing staff do each day at advanced manufacturing facilities throughout the region and not far from home.

      BHS students will bring their device to the Career Center (across from the Counseling Center) to participate in this virtual event! (Registered students will be excused from their 3rd hour class.)

      This virtual event will take place on October 1, 2021 from 10:30-11:30 AM in the BHS Career Center.
  • 15 Oct
  • 21 Oct
  • 26 Oct
  • 1 Nov
  • 3 Nov
  • 9 Nov
    • HBCU College Fair + Panel 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      HBCU College Fair + Panel
      Date: Nov 9
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: BHS Auditorium
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar

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