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MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 269-373-6000 or 888-373-6200 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays.


If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing please contact our emergency services through the Michigan Relay Center by calling 7-1-1.


SUICIDE PREVENTION

For those struggling with suicidal thoughts, Kalamazoo’s Gryphon Place has a 24-hour, confidential hotline that has counselors on call to listen to callers and link them with local resources.

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Dial 2-1-1 for information and referral services and get connected to community resources, and dial 269-381-HELP (381-4357) for direct access to the local 24-hour counseling hotline.


VETERANS

If you are a Service member or Veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, there are specially trained responders ready to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


You can call the KCMHSAS Access line at 269-373-6000 or 888-373-6200 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays. 


Please makes sure to ask for EMH (Emergency Mental Health) specifically so you can get connected directly to Crisis Response Workers who can provide assistance in person along with caring follow-up contacts.


The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text-messaging service.


CALL 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to talk to someone (Deaf or Hard of Hearing? Click HERE)

TEXT 838255 to connect with a VA responder

CHAT confidentially online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat

FIND a VA facility near you

TAKE a self-check quiz at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Quiz

VISIT MilitaryCrisisLine.net if you are an active duty Service Member, Guardsman or Reservist

 

YOUTH

For youth or those with youth who need immediate attention, Family & Children Services offers a mobile crisis unit.

The agency’s 24-hour rapid response team can be reached at 269-373-6000 or 1-888-373-6200.

 

TRAINING

For those seeking advice on how to help, free Mental Health First Aid training classes are available through Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.


Classes target different at-risk populations such as teens and veterans. The MHFA training schedule can be found on kazoocmh.org.

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WWMT News Channel 3: State of Mind - A Series on Mental Health

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WWMT Editor’s note

The Newschannel 3 I-Team is passionate about making a positive difference and we hope you can help. Tell us about the challenges you or a loved one have encountered when trying to get mental health help.

Please email tips and story ideas to iteam@wwmt.com.


Then, join us Mondays and Thursdays at 11 p.m., and regularly online at WWMT.com, as the I-Team

works toward solutions to the challenges our community faces.


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