Additional Resources

Select the links below to assist you and your loved ones with research and useful information.

HOMELESSNESS

Friends In Deed MI
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Street Survival Guide

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Michigan Stay Well
Headspace
Coping with the Stress of COVID-19
Staying Well during COVID-19
Community Mental Health
Stress and Coping Tips

 

HOTLINES

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (United States)
Crisis Text Line
The Veterans Crisis Line

This service is available to anyone, even those not registered or enrolled with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Trevor Project

This service provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth via hotline, online chat, texting, and an online support center:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (Substance Abuse)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) national helpline offers confidential treatment referrals in both English and Spanish to people with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both.

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

 

SENIORS

Blueprint For Aging
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County

 

SENIORS SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Bi-County Senior Connection
Substance Use Disorder Resource 

 

FAMILY/CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Apps for Anxiety & Stress
Livingston County United Way
Life Cycle Changes for Families of Persons with Disabilities
Washtenaw County Resource Guide
How Family Life Changes After Spinal Cord Injury
Life with a Brain Injury: Preparing Yourself and Your Family
Tips to Help Someone Facing a Life-Changing Crisis
Using the Family Life Cycle with Later Life Families
Guide for Families and Caregivers

SURVIVORS & FAMILY RESOURCES

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport – the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport
College Guide for Students With Physical Disabilities
Michigan Alliance for Families
Michigan Resource Guide for Persons with Traumatic Brian Injury and Their Families
National Data and Statistical Center Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database: 
Important Information about Working with and Caring for Persons with Brain Injury
Resource Guide for Parents of Students with Disabilities: Understanding ADA, Section 504, IDEA and IEP 
Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion: A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Summary Fact Sheet
Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths
Important Information about Working with and Caring for Persons with Brain Injury (Arabic version)
Important Information about Working with and Caring for Persons with Brain Injury (English version)
Important Information about Working with and Caring for Persons with Brain Injury (Spanish version)

LEGAL RESOURCES

WSC does not recommend or endorse attorneys or law firms.
ABA Commission on Disability Rights
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disability Act
Disability Rights Legal Center
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
Michigan Legal Help (for those who want to learn how to represent themselves)
MSU Law School Free Clinic
National Council on Disability
National Disability Rights Network
Neurotrauma Law Nexus
Oakland County Legal Aid Clinics
Southeastern Michigan Administrative Services Group
State Bar of Michigan: Legal & Law Related Programs by County (for those who can not afford lawyers)
UM Law School: Community Resources
UM Law School: Veterans Legal Clinic
Wayne State University Law School Free Legal Clinic

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Suicide Prevention Hotline
Alliance for Hope for Suicide Loss Providers
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALKNational
ARC of Livingston
Abilities Alliance
Recreational Activities

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ON DISABILITIES AND DISORDERS

Common Acronyms
Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources
Michigan Rehabilitation Services: (800) 605-6722
Disability.gov
Total Mortgage: Home Buying for People with Disabilities
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Stigma (Link to Definition)
Ending Stigma Clips
Anti-Stigma 

 

BENEFITS

Center for Medicaid & Medicare (CMS)
Social Security Administration
Social Security Disability Resource Center
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
Diseases & Conditions
Guardianship
Handbook for Guardians of Adults
Alternatives to Adult Guardianship
Juvenile Guardianship Form – State of Michigan
Advance Directives

 

911

What you need to tell the 911 operator
911 Information Sheet

 

CHOKING AND SUFFOCATION PREVENTION RESOURCES

Kids Health Household Safety: Preventing Suffocation
ChildSafe – Choking and Suffocation prevention

 

DROWNING PREVENTION RESOURCES

Pool Safely
Water Safety Checklist
Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention

 

FALL PREVENTION RESOURCES

Protect You’re Family From Falls
Proteja a su Familia de las Caídas
CDC Preventing Falls Among Older Adults
Health In Aging- Falls Prevention
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

 

FIRE & BURN SAFETY RESOURCES

FOR KIDS:
play safe! be safe! 
Mikey Makes a Mess 
Help Mikey Make It Out 
FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS AND OTHERS:
Home Fire Safety Checklist
Kids in the Kitchen
Cooking Matters: Modeling Kitchen Fire Safety
Protect You’re Family From Fire
Protege a su Familia de un Incendio
Protect You’re Family From Scalds and Burns
Protege a su Familia de Escaldaduras (Calentamiento) y Quemaduras
Why Are Children Fascinated With Fire?
3 Things You Must Know Before the Alarm Goes Off
Home Fire Drill 
Home Fire Drill: Does You’re Family Know What to Do? 
Workplace Fire Drills
Lista de Cotejo Seguridad contra Fuego en el Hogar
Children’s Books On Fire Safety
After the Fire: The Teachable Moment 
Easy Read Fire Safety Flyer: Plan and Practice a Home Fire Drill/Have Smoke Alarms That Work.  
Safer Cooking: Frying
Safer Home Heating: Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves
Fireproof Children
NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
U.S. Fire Administration
American Burn Association
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors 
NASFM 

 

GENERAL INJURY PREVENTION RESOURCES

17 Quick, Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Stay Safe at Home
2-1-1 
292-Baby features online educational videos including toy safety, lead poisoning, and fire safety.
ACT Rochester American Academy of Pediatrics
Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries Are Preventable
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Kids Health
SAFE KIDS Worldwide

 

GUN SAFETY RESOURCES

KidsHealth Gun Safety 
Common Sense About Kids and Guns

 

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY RESOURCES

Bike Safety TipsKids And Cars 
Guide to Car Seat Safety for Families- American Assoc. of Pediatrics
Traffic Safety Kids Page
National Safety Council’s 16 Tips for a Safe School Bus Ride
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): Motor Vehicle Safety

 

NATURAL DISASTER INJURY PREVENTION RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Natural Disasters & Severe Weather 
Be a Hero! 

 

POISON CONTROL RESOURCES

POISON HELP 1-800-222-1222 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Topic: Poisoning U.S.
Detergent Pods: A Poison Risk For Young Children
Household Products Database 
The ABC’s of Poison Prevention: A Teacher’s Guide from the Upstate NY Poison Center
Poisonous Plants
The Partnership For a Drugfree America
CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center 
Sesame Street Lead Poisoning Video

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-LEAD-FYI (1-800-532-3394). Materials are available in Spanish and English.

 

SAFETY ARTICLES BY TOPIC
Children
Cooking & Kitchen Safety
Fall Prevention
Fire & Burn Safety
For the Classroom
For the Workplace
Older Adults
People with Disabilities
Pet Safety
Poisoning Prevention
Seasonal Safety
Water Safety
Other Safety Resources

 

Community of Mental Health

Brain Injury Association of Michigan

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Building Family Connections

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Family Members and Caregivers

Mental Health America- For Family and Friends