Suicide Prevention

​Suicide is a significant public health problem and is the second leading cause of death for those ages 10 to 34  in the United States and in Michigan. For each suicide death, family and close friends are at higher risk for suicide themselves. Many others are affected in a variety of ways, including those providing emergency care to the victims and those who may feel they failed to prevent the death.

The Oakland County Suicide Prevention Task Force has developed a plan to focus and coordinate suicide prevention efforts in Oakland County. Our partners will guide and implement these activities by engaging public and private stakeholders.

For Help

 Call

  • ​*New* 988:
    Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  • ​1-800-231-1127:
    Common Ground Resource & Crisis Helpline
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255):
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 1-855-565-2729: OK2SAY

 Text

  • ​*New* 988:
    Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  • 652729: OK2SAY
​To arrange a debriefing after a suicide, contact Common Ground 24-Hour Resource and Crisis Helpline at 1-800-231-1127.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. Anyone with the following concerns can call, text, or chat 988:
  • Mental health-related distress.
  • Thoughts of suicide.
  • Substance use crisis.
  • Emotional distress.
  • There are specialized services available for veterans, LGBTQ individuals and other groups.
  • People who are worried about a loved one who may need support also can call.

The 988-dialing code does not replace the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK (8255)) or other locally operated crisis lines. Instead, it serves as a universal entry point to connect individuals in need to trained crisis counselors who can help. Visit 988lifeline.org for more information.