To our provider network,

We are sad that we need to share information and resources about how to support children and adolescents in the aftermath of the Oxford High School shooting. These resources may be useful for families that you are treating. A school shooting in Oakland County will certainly be a source of grave worry in SE Michigan, as well as intense grief for those directly impacted. It occurs during a period of time in which all of us are already struggling with high stress levels, and so will be very challenging for teens and families. Please let us know if we can be of additional help to any of you or your families at this time. 

  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: Call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press 2) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.

  • OK2Say is a student safety program which allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. 

Additionally, one of our consulting psychiatrists, Dr. Joanna Quigley, provided helpful guidance for young people and those who support them in this article, “Open talk, open door: Helping kids, teens after a school shooting.”

As always, we are here to help you treat your patients with mental and behavioral health concerns. You can request a same-day consultation from one of our psychiatrists by phone or online at any time. Additionally, we offer the following, all at no cost:
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Telepsychiatry patient evaluations
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Live and remote trainings offered regionally and statewide
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Workflow analysis to better integrate screening, care coordination, and MC3 services
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Local and regional behavioral health resource and referral navigation
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Scheduled educational group case consultation with MC3 psychiatrist
Thank you for the important work you are doing for your patients. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at any time with questions. We are here to help.

Sheila Marcus, M.D.
MC3 Pediatrics Director