Helping those in conflict and crisis


5th Annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk -September 29th, 2018

The Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk will be held during National Suicide Prevention Month on September 29, 2018 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 -100% of the community-raised dollars stay here in the community, supporting the local programs and services 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!

Thank you to our Suicide Prevention Month sponsors!

Platinum Level Sponsors

Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation 

Kalsee Credit Union 

Gold Level Sponsors

Bronson Healthcare

Getman Corporation 


Honor Credit Union Foundation

Silver Level Sponsors 

Blackberry Systems

Borgess Ascension

Child & Family Psychological Services 


Imperial Beverage 

John Braganini Family Fund

Mercantile Bank of Michigan 

Bronze Level Sponsors

Gaines Family

Jared Arnold Realtor

Langeland Family Funeral Homes

Lewis Reed & Allen PC

Mike & Sharon Seelye Family Foundation

Steensma Lawn and Power Equipment 

Growlers Game Benefitting Gryphon Place -July 13th

  • Are you looking for a fun & easy way to give back to Gryphon Place and our Dispute Resolution Services? Join us on Friday, July 13th for a Kalamazoo Growlers fundraiser night!!
  • Ticket options vary, make sure to use the promo code GRYPHON so a portion of your ticket is donated back to us. Buy yours at
  • Interested in learning more? Click here

safeTALK Training -September 7th & 21st

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. 

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

This training is typically offered for a fee of $30.00, but is being offered free of charge for Suicide Prevention Month.
Don't miss out on your chance to do this training for free! Register here

QPR (Question, Persuade, & Refer) Training -September 12th & 13th

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer is a training that focuses on teaching to people in the community to recognize someone at risk for suicide, be able to ask them the direct question, persuade them to get help, and refer them. Much like you learn the steps CPR for someone in cardiac arrest. QPR are the steps for helping someone at risk for suicide. 

QPR training is usually offered at a fee of $30.00, but will be offered free of charge for Suicide Prevention Month.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to receive this training for free! Register here

3rd Annual Messages of Hope Performance -September 20th

Gryphon Place and Speak It Forward/Kinetic Affect have partnered to bring you the 3rd annual "Messages of Hope" community Performance. Kirk and Gabriel ( work with youth to mold their very own spoken word poetry about stories of overcoming personal struggles, challenges, and difficulties to be a symbol of hope that others who face hardship can overcome, too. 

Interested in participating in Messages of Hope Workshops?

List of Workshops

Tuesday, August 21 @ ASK, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, September 4 @ ASK, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday, September 10 @ KPL Central, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday, September 15 @ KPL Powell, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, September 17 TBD

We would be delighted for you to join us for this FREE amazing and powerful event! Reserve your seat here