Oakland County Executive, Dave Coulter, delivered his fourth annual State of the County address to an in-person audience at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield Township Tuesday night. The speech emphasized the county’s values of community, respect, inclusion and gratitude – which is why Coulter selected the Berman Center to host this year’s speech.Continue reading
Oakland County Continues to Make Big Investments into Mental Health for Students
It has never been more important than now to recognize the role mental health plays in our overall well-being and helping those in need receive support. Oakland County continues to invest tens of millions of dollars in resources for school mental health, learning delay, food and housing assistance, and wraparound services for students and their families in 2022.
Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter and Board of Commissioners Chairman David T. Woodward, joined by educators, students, and community leaders, highlighted how American Rescue Plan funds are bolstering the beginning of the new school year during a recent news conference at the Pontiac School District Administration Building:Continue reading
Mental Health Resources in Oakland County
May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It has never been more important than now to recognize the role mental health plays in our overall well-being and helping those in need receive support. When living with a mental health condition or facing a mental health concern, it’s common to feel like no one understands what you’re going through. But many people live healthy lives after seeking help for the mental health challenges they face. You aren’t alone, help is out there, and recovery is possible.
The Oakland County Health Division has compiled a list of mental health support for families & individuals in their May Healthy Oakland Newsletter:
- Oakland County 24-Hour Crisis Helpline: Call or text 800-231-1127
- Michigan Crisis & Access Line: 1-844-446-4225
- Michigan Stay Well Program: 1-888-535-6136 and press “8.” (Free, confidential support related to emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
- Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 or text 838255
- OK2SAY: Text 652729 or visit ok2say.state.mi.us (student and school safety line)
- The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 (providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.