Helping those in conflict and crisis


Looking for Suicide Prevention Resources such as warning signs, statistics, treatments, or help for loss survivors? Visit our Suicide Prevention Resources Page

For immediate emotional support or crisis intervention, please call us at 269-381-HELP. To access local services and programs to support mental wellness, please Dial 2-1-1.

Restorative Justice Training 

Through experiential learning, participants will use their own knowledge, experiences and skills to understand and learn the paradigm shift from punishment towards restoration.

Restorative Practices are known to be useful for K-12 schools, criminal justice, higher education and workplaces. For more information about the training click here

The training will be held November 17th & 18th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Learn more about our trainers here

Resgister here today!


"Messages Of Hope" Community Performance-  September 8th, 2016

Gryphon Place & Speak It Forward/Kinetic Affect have partnered to bring you “Messages of Hope” youth workshops and community performance. Kirk and Gabriel ( will work with youth to craft their own spoken word poetry stories of overcoming challenges, struggles and issues to be a symbol of hope that others who struggle can overcome, too.

Speak It Forward and Gryphon Place

Gryphon Place connects with people to assist in resolving conflict, crisis, and meeting life challenges.  ‘The Gatekeeper Program’ of Gryphon Place, a youth suicide prevention educational curriculum, focuses on helping kids make safe choices through awareness and education, use of positive copings skills and help-seeking. Speak It Forward Inc. is dedicated to transforming lives of youth by using spoken word poetry as a vehicle to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes, break down barriers, and instill a sense of empowerment and community. During National Suicide Prevention Week, and through the Messages of Hope workshops and performance, these organizations will collaborate to inspire and empower youth who are experiencing life and all its developmental challenges

Date: September 8th, 2016

Location: Cityscape | Downtown Kalamazoo 

Time: 6:00 PM

Cost: Free 

Register here!

The Art of Hope: A Silent Auction for Suicide Prevention -September 8th, 2016


Want to support local suicide prevention efforts & Gryphon Place? Come down to The Union and bid on some wonderful pieces donated by local artists.

Bidding will take place from 8:00 PM -9:00 PM. Payment can be made through cash, credit, or cash and you can take your piece home that night!

Interested in donating a piece? Fill out this flyer found here.

The Union will be open for dinner and drinks with 20% of your bill benefiting Gryphon Place thanks to Millennium Resturaunt Group. Be sure to print and present the flyer found here for your bill to qualify.


To guarantee a table, call 269-384-6756, and make a reservation by mentioning Gryphon Place.

3rd Annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk - September 10th, 2016 

Gryphon Place Suicide Walk Logo



We will be there rain or shine!


The Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk will be held during National Suicide Prevention Week on September 10, 2016 at 9 a.m. at Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. This 5K-cause walk will raise awareness for suicide prevention, allow people to connect with each other, and provide critical funds for Gryphon Place to support the essential programs we offer. We will be there, supporting suicide prevention one step at a time, and would love for you to join us. 

Want to learn more, or Register to Walk? Click here!

Want to join our Sponsors? Email for Sponsorship info!

Want to donate to Suicide Prevention Month? Click here!

Want to Volunteer? Click here to make a profile and sign up!



Yoga at The Fitness Spot - September 22nd & September 28th, 2016

The Fitness SpotPlease join us at Firehouse Fitness for yoga on September 22nd and 28th at 7:00 pm!

Unwind and decompress in this all levels yoga class to support Gryphon Place and Suicide Prevention Month.  Gentle techniques will be used to stretch, strengthen, and build your balance plus help reduce anxiety and depression.  Yoga Teacher Jim Pero has over 13 years experience teaching yoga and will make sure your experience is fun and enjoyable.  Check out for more information.

Please click here to register as space is limited.

Fun Fact: The Fitness Spot location was previously home to Gryphon Place for 40 years!! We are so grateful to have the chance to go back and visit their beautiful building in order to partner and promote community health and wellness during Suicide Prevention Month in September. 


Alamo Drafthouse and Gryphon Place Movie Night - September 6th, 2016

Want to see a great movie and support local suicide prevention efforts? For the third year in a row, Alamo Drafthouse is donating the proceeds of a special screening of Silver Linings Playlist to Gryphon Place! Show your support and join us on September 6th, at 7:00 PM! Tickets are on sale now and can buy yours here





Shop & Donate at Harding's Markets- September 1st -10th

Shop your local Harding's store September 1st-10th and pick up a free resource card!





Harding's Markets and Imperial Beverage have partnered to raise awareness for Gryphon Place and Suicide Prevention during the month of September.  With every purchase of Northwoods Rootbeer, Orange Cream, Wild Ginger and Black Cherry Soda 4 packs, $1.50 will be donated to Gryphon Place.   Northwoods Sodas have been handcrafted in Traverse City for over 20 years.   Look for displays of specially labeled packages!





Operation S.A.V.E - September 29th, 2016

Operation S.A.V.E. is a one hour suicide gatekeeper training program that will be provided by Andrew Tomacari, LMSW, CAADC, BCD, the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Battle Creek VA.  This training is intended for or Veterans, those who serve Veterans and interested community members.   The presentation will include an overview of the mental health programs and services available through the Battle Creek VA Health Care System. 

Training will be held on September 29th from 4:00-5:00 PM.

Click here to register for the training!


Mental Health First Aid -September 20th & 23rd, 2016

Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services invite you to attend Mental Health First Aid 8-hour certification training.  

Adult Mental Health First Aid is appropriate for anyone 16 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. This training is held on September 23rd from 8:15 am-4:30 pm with lunch included.

Click here to register. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. This training is held on September 20th from 8:15 am -4:30 pm with lunch included.

Click here to register.              



"Get Connected Training" - September 27th, 2016

Join us for a special installment of our "Get Connected' Training with a crisis services focus. This training provides those in the health and human services field with tools that make it easier to connect families in need to community resources that can help.

Gryphon Place offers a number of Crisis Services and connects community members to hundreds of other local programs and services. Helpful programs like the Survivors of Suicide Support Group, Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing Teams, 24 Hour Crisis Line 381-HELP, and more.

To Register for the training click here!


Thank you to our Suicide Prevention Month Sponsors:


Headlining Sponsor:

Eaton Corporation 


Platinum Level Sponsorship:

Kalsee Credit Union 

Gold Level Sponosrship:

Bronson Healthcare


Schupan and Sons Inc

Tyler Little Family Foundation

Silver Level Sponsorship:

Adams Outdoor Advertising

AJM Manufacturing Sales, Inc.


Child & Family Psychological Services

Consumers Credit Union

First National Bank of Michigan

Getman Corporation

Imperial Beverage

Mercantile Bank of Michigan 

Millennium Restaurant Group

Plastic Surgery of Kalamazoo 



Bronze Level Sponsorship:

Burger King

Chemical Bank

Gaines Family

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan 

Jared Arnold Relator 

Lewis Reed & Allen PC

One Stop Promotions

48 Hour Domestic Mediation Training 

Training will be held October 7th- November 5th from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Click here to register today!

For more information about the training click here

      $600-Full Price Training

*For more information about becoming a Volunteer Mediator please contact



Past Events

"Get Connected Training" -February 11, 2016

"Get Connected' Training provides those in the health and human services field with tools that make it easier to connect families in need to community resources that can help.

 Gryphon Place's 2-1-1 Information and Referral Program is more than just Dial 2-1-1.  It is a warehouse of community resource information and data that can be utilized by you to enhance and maximize the work you already do.