Helping those in conflict and crisis

Crisis Helpline (269) 381-HELP or (269)381-4357)

Please note that information on this site is to be used for educational purposes only. It should not be substitutes for seeking professional help. We do not provide crisis intervention via e-mail.

(269) 381-HELP, Southwest Michigan crisis line available 24/7.

  • From general overwhelming stress to thoughts of suicide, no crisis is too big or small for the line
  • Trained, skilled staff listen with compassion when callers need support or connections to long term mental health care
  • Promotes community safety and provides support for those in need
  • Provides immediate emotional support and crisis intervention

Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOS)

Suicide PreventionSupport groups for those who have experienced or have been impacted by suicide loss.

  • Each suicide loss is a unique experience
  • Support is available whether your loss was 30 years ago or 3 months ago
  • Dial 269-381-HELP for pre-screening

The Gatekeeper Program

School based suicide prevention education curriculum for middle and high school students.

  • Separate multi-lesson curriculum for middle and high school students to ensure safe and appropriate messaging
  • Students learn about mental health, stress, positive coping, and available local resources
  • Students will learn the warnings signs and what to do if they or a classmate is struggling with thoughts of suicide
  • Delivered to 4,000 students annually

Suicide Prevention Trainings

Evidence based trainings and skill building for groups of various sizes

  • QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer, a 1-2 hour training
  • safeTALK - Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe, a half day training

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