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Suicide Coalitions

Thanks to Pat Smith of MDCH and Ellen Pare of Macomb County Community Mental Health, here is our list of Michigan's suicide prevention coalitions. Coalition members include local advocates, mental health professionals, government officials, and survivors who are all committed to addressing and preventing suicide in their local areas. There are 54 counties in Michigan that have suicide prevention coalitions. Some coalitions cover more than one county.


Click on a county name below and the page will move to the correct listing.

Alger Charlevoix Hillsdale Livingston Montcalm St. Clair
Allegan Chippewa Huron Luce Muskegon St. Joseph
Alpena Clinton Iron Mackinac Newaygo Tuscola
Antrim Crawford Jackson Macomb Oakland Van Buren
Arenac Delta Kalkaska Marquette Oceana Washtenaw
Bay Dickinson Kalamazoo Mason Roscommon Wexford
Benzie Eaton Kent Menominee Saginaw
Berrien Emmet Lake Midland Sanilac
Branch Grand Traverse Leelanau Missaukee Schoolcraft
Cass Gratiot Lenawee Monroe Shiawassee

Coalition Leaders: Please e-mail us if you have corrections (subject: coalition correction).

Potential Visitors: If you have never attended a coalition meeting, it may help to speak with the contact person listed for your desired location first to learn more about the coalition, whether meetings are open or closed, and what to expect.


Alger, Luce, Marquette & Schoolcraft Counties

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Barb Smutek  *  bsmutek@saulttribe.net  *  906.635.8629
Marquette County: mqtsuicidepreventioncoalition@gmail.com
PO Box 41 * Skandia, MI 49885 * 906.360.3045

Allegan County

Mimi Gabriel  *  mgabriel@acuw.org  *  269.673.6545 x12
Jane Elzerman  *  jaelz@aghosp.com  *  269.686.4105

Alpena County

Pamela Lloyd-Gorski  *  pamlg@i2k.com  *  989.354.9104

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska & Leelanau Counties

Micki Jannazzo  *  mjannazzo@thirdlevel.org  *  231.922.4802

Arenac & Bay Counties

Ellen Albrecht  *  ealbrecht@babha.org  *  989.895.2300

Berrien, Cass & St. Joseph Counties

Trent Watford  *  trentwatford@gmail.com  *  269.428.7226

Branch County

Bruce Sweet  *  517.279.8404

Charlevoix & Emmet Counties

Andrew Sahara, PhD  *  asahara@norcocmh.org  *  231.347.6701

Chippewa County

Dr. Barbara Weber  *  weber1222@sbcglobal.net  *  906.635.7270
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Barb Smutek  *  bsmutek@saulttribe.net  *  906.635.8629

Clinton County

Christian McDaniel  *  mcdaniec@ceicmh.org  *  989.224.5300
Debby Kloosterman *  klooster@edzone.net  *  517.668.0185

Crawford and Roscommon Counties

Nicole Ellens  *  Nicole.ellens@nlcmh.org  *  989.366.1105

Delta County

Ann Buchler  *  abuchler@dsnet.us  *  906.399.4950
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Barb Smutek  *  bsmutek@saulttribe.net  *  906.635.8629

Dickinson County

Tina Tappy  *  teetappy@charter.net  *  906.774.0273

Eaton County

Polly Brainerd  *  pbrainerd@eatonisd.org  *  517.541.8939

Gratiot County

Bob Radaz  *  bradaz@gccmha.org  *  989.466.4163

Hillsdale County

David King  *  david.king@lifewayscmh.org  *  517.796.4519

Huron County

Kathie Harrison  *  kathie@huroncmh.org  *  989.269.0373

Iron County

Bill Reid  *  breid@nbhs.org  *  906.779.0637

Jackson County

David King  *  david.king@lifewayscmh.org  *  517.796.4519

Kalamazoo County

Guy Golomb  *  ggolomb@gryphon.org  *  269.381.1510

Kent County

Barbara Hawkins-Palmer  *  barb.hawkins-palmer@kentcountymi.gov  *  616.632.7281

Lake, Mason & Oceana Counties

Jim Thomas  *  JimT@wmcmhs.org  *  231.843.5431

Lenawee County

Kathryn Szewczuk  *  KSzewczuk@LCMHA.org  *  517.263.8905

Livingston County

Leslie Hall  *  lhall@cmhliv.org  *  517.546.4126 x580   co.livingston.mi.us/hscb/suicideprevention/default.htm

Mackinac County

Ann Belonga  *  abbelonga@sault.com  *  906.643.8442
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Barb Smutek  *  bsmutek@saulttribe.net  *  906.635.8629
LIFT (Lucas Izzard Foundation for Teens)
Lisa Burnside  *  906.484.2298

Macomb County

Gary Burnett  *  gary.burnett@mccmh.net  *  586.948.6104

Menominee County

Dan McVane  *  brmcvdan@gmail.com  *  715.735.9820

Midland County

Kathy Dollard  *  kdollard@cmhcm.org  *  989.837.0708

Missaukee & Wexford Counties

Ken Nydam  *  ken.nydam@nlcmh.org  *  231.876.3280

Monroe County

Larry Csokasy  *  larry.csokasy@mercymemorial.org  *  734.240.1770

Montcalm County

Penny Dora  *  pdora@maisd.com  *  616.225.6136

Muskegon County

Cindy Mahan  *  mahan@cmhs.co.muskegon.mi.us  *  231.724.6639

Newaygo County

Mike Geoghan  *  mgeoghan@newaygocmh.org  *  231.689.7330

Oakland County

James Perlaki  *  jperlaki@commongroundhelps.org  *  248.451.3738  *  Oakland County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Saginaw County

Nancy Johnson  *  njohnson@sccmha.org  *  989.797.3546
Webmaster  *  webmaster@saginawsuicideprevention.org  saginawsuicideprevention.org

Sanilac County

Nancy Dean  *  ndean@sanilaccmh.org  *  888.580.5437

Shiawassee County

Penny Corbin *  pcorbin@shiacmh.org  *  989.723.0709  *  shiacmh.org/suicide.htm

St. Clair County

Amy Smith  *  asmith@scccmh.org  *  810.966.7830  scccmh.org/suicideprevention.cfm

Tuscola County

Susan Walker  * susaneawalker@yahoo.com  *  989.550.8283

Van Buren County

Liz Courtney  *  lcourtney@vbcmh.com  *  269.655.3341

Washtenaw County

Michelle Rose Armstrong  *  michellerosearmstrong@gmail.com  *  734.368.1114  washtenawalive.org/prevention-plan-and-reports