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We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Anyone can call, and they will connect you to local crisis workers.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
be nice. is a program with a four-step action plan that's proven to save lives. Under the leadership of Executive Director Christy Buck, the Foundation enlisted Grand Valley State University researchers to conduct an evidence-based study to prove the effectiveness of the program. Results concluded the be nice. program creates a positive culture, increases mental health referrals, and increases behaviors that prevent suicide.
When used effectively, the be nice. action plan - to notice, invite, challenge, and empower - encourages individuals to challenge themselves and others to seek appropriate professional help when they notice mental health changes or concerns. This program equips individuals in schools, businesses, faith institutions, and communities with the knowledge and confidence to take action when it comes to mental health and suicide prevention
Perspectives Therapy Services is pleased to offer remote telehealth services for situations that may prevent an in-person therapy session. Circumstances that may require these services include, but are not limited to:
Illness or Health-Related Barriers
Geographical Distance due to Travel
Telemental health services provide a convenient and effective way to stay engaged in treatment, lending to symptom relief and successful outcomes. We care about your privacy and confidentiality, and therefore, use the telehealth platform Doxy.me to connect with you via online video-conferencing. This system is HIPAA-compliant and secure (encrypted).
Recommended Clinician: Kelly Brown LLMSW
Counseling Center of West Michigan is home to a diverse group of therapists who share one common goal: to serve our community by supporting the mental and emotional health of everyone who walks through our doors. Our collective belief is that none of us were ever meant to walk this journey alone. Our therapists aim to ensure that every client is heard, understood, and supported. We believe that everyone can benefit from counseling no matter where they are in their journey. We make every effort to create a welcoming environment that is accessible to all.
he counselors at North Kent Guidance Services (NKGS) have been providing compassionate counseling, treatment, and evaluation services for families and individuals for over 28 years. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI, and welcome patients from Kent, Montcalm, Ionia, and Ottawa counties, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Greenville, Ada, Byron Center, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Hudsonville, Jenison, Rockford, Comstock Park, Cannonsburg, Forest Hills, Cedar Springs, Sparta, Greenville, Stanton, Six Lakes, Sidney, Belding, Ionia, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Fruitport, Allendale, Ravenna, Muskegon, Grand Haven, Conklin, Fremont, and Newaygo.
As part of our strategic plan over the next few years, we look to increase our ability to serve clients in rural and underserved areas, to continue to expand testing services and to increase our ability to provide services for seniors, families, and children.
Pine Rest is the fourth largest behavioral health provider in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including psychiatric urgent care, inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential, outpatient services, teletherapy, addiction treatment and recovery as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics.
Warning Signs of Suicide
Some behaviors may indicate that a person is at immediate risk for suicide.
The following three should prompt you to immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or a mental health professional.
Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or obtaining a gun
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
Other behaviors may also indicate a serious risk—especially if the behavior is new; has increased; and/or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.
Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
Talking about being a burden to others
Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
Sleeping too little or too much
Withdrawing or feeling isolated
Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
Displaying extreme mood swings