Support and Resources

Below you can find a list of resources that may be of use if you or anyone you know needs mental health services. If you have any questions about these resources, don’t hesitate to contact the Michigan PAL staff at

Useful general websites about depression and child mood disorders: The Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network run by mental health professionals, offering information and support groups to consumers Information about depression provided by the Mayo Clinic.


Useful local (Ann Arbor and South East Michigan) resources for adults, parents, children, and teenagers: Michigan Association for Children with Emotional Disorders-30233 Southfield Rd. Suite 219, Southfield, Michigan 48076. 248-433-2200. MACED is a non-profit independent organization created in 1957 by parents, mental health professionals and educators.  Its primary purpose is to help families with children who have emotional disorders find educational, mental health and other services for their children. University of Michigan Center for the Child and Family-500 East Washington St., Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. 734-764-9466. The U of M Center for the Child and Family offers a comprehensive range of mental health services for children and families.  University affiliation is not required to receive services. University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center-4250 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 734-936-4400. This is the nation’s first multi-disciplinary Center dedicated to research, education and treatment of depressive and bipolar illnesses. Ann Arbor Center for the Family-2395 Oak Valley Dr. Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-995-5181.  The Ann Arbor Center for the Family, founded in 1976, provides a range of treatment services to individuals and families.  Affiliates of the Center include fully licensed psychologists, licensed social workers and board certified psychiatrists who all share a family systems approach to their work.

Local (Ann Arbor) Emergency Services Psychiatric Emergency Services – University hospital, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. 734-996-4747. Crisis phone number: 734-936-5900 (open 24 hours/day). Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) provides emergency/urgent walk-in evaluation and crisis phone services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people of all ages.