Helping those in conflict and crisis


4th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk -September 9th, 2017


The Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk will be held during National Suicide Prevention Week on September 9, 2017 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!

"Messages Of Hope" Community Performance-  September 28th, 2017

Gryphon Place & Speak It Forward/Kinetic Affect have partnered to bring you the 2nd annual "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 September, National Suicide Prevention Month, 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 28th, 2017

Location: Cityscape | Downtown Kalamazoo 

Time: 6:00 PM

Cost: Free 

Register here!

ASIST Training -September 19th & 20th 

Attend the award-winning ASIST workshop and learn to:   

  • Recognize people at risk of suicide  
  • Talk, listen, and understand the situations  
  • Help people stay safe with a life affirming intervention
  • For more information, click here.

Join us September 19th & 20th from 8:30 - 4:30 P.M. 

Registration is $30.00 per person with lunch and snacks included.

Register here today!


Thank you to our Suicide Prevention Month sponsors!

Diamond Level Sponsor: Eaton Corporation

Platinum Level Sponsors: Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation 

Gold Level Sponsors: Bronson Healthcare, Harding's, Modern Woodmen Financial

Silver Level Sponsors: Child & Family Psychological Services, Getman Corporation, Mercantile Bank, St. Julian Wine Co, Inc.

Bronze Level Sponsors: Jared Arnold, Realtor, Lewis Reed & Allen, PC, Raphelson Family, Steensma Lawn & Power Equipment 

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