Mental Health Resources
Community Schools INVEST IN A WHOLE-CHILD APPROACH TO EDUCATION. Meaningful teaching and learning embraces but goes beyond mastery of core academic subjects to include youth development principles; holding high expectations for children, youth, and adults; and developing their social-emotional, health, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
The free mental health resources below address many issues educators, parents, and children are experiencing right now. Please take a moment to care for yourself and share these resources with others.
This page will be updated regularly.
How to Get Mental Health Support Now
In the event of a crisis, call 911 or call the nearest hospital:
Holland Hospital 616-392-5141
North Ottawa Community Hospital 616-847-5310
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital 616-772-4644
Mental Health Crisis Support:
Community Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 24-hour Emergency Assistance - 616.842.HELP (4357)
Crisis Resources Page - A list of Michigan Crisis Resources from MDDHS
Local teletherapy Mental Health Providers - Organizations providing ongoing mental health supports by using telehealth and/or online services in Ottawa County
Mental Health Crisis - Warning Signs and Resource Guide for Ottawa County
Pine Rest Urgent Care (616) 455-5490 - Pine Rest Continues to Provide Access to Behavioral Healthcare in West Michigan
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide - A comprehensive mental health resource guide from the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health and Wellness Apps - Free or discounted apps that support mental health and wellness.
Resilience Resources - Resources and information from Resilience Advocates for Ending Domestic Violence
Staying Resilient During COVID-19 - Resources and tips to support resilience in the areas of self-compassion, locus of control, relationships, boundaries, expectations, gratitude and stress awareness.
Headspace - Collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises
How to talk to your kids about coronavirus - A helpful PBS resource focused on younger children
Identify Stress In All Of Us - Family Resource Sheets from the Michigan Model for Health Curriculum
Managing Strong Feelings - Family Resource Sheets from the Michigan Model for Health Curriculum
MI Parenting Resource - Free, online program meant to support caregivers across the state of Michigan in strengthening their parent-child relationships and gaining new tools for enhancing positive child behaviors.
Supporting Families During COVID-19 - How to support teens, kids, and yourself during coronavirus from Child Mind Institute
Tips for Supporting Student Wellness - Mental health resources for students during school closures from U of M Trails.
Communicating with Parents and Caregivers
Partnering with Parents for Student Support - feel free to use or adapt to meet your needs
Mandated Reporter Information and Training
Screening for Domestic Violence - Video from Resilience Advocates for Ending Domestic Violence
Educators Guide - Educator's guide to supporting the social and emotional needs of students.
Michigan Department of Education (MDE) - COVID-19 Social and Emotional Learning Resources
Michigan Model for Health Clearinghouse - Comprehensive health education for grades Early Childhood through High School with units in Social-Emotional Health, Safety, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs and Personal Health and Wellness. For more information or for grants, contact Beverly Schroeder, email@example.com, or Stacey Sills, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Step, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Free Second Step Classroom Activities
TRAILS to Wellness Free social emotional resources - SEL resources that are divided into key components such as mindfulness, relaxation, cognitive coping, anxiety, self-care and more. The lessons include handouts, homework, activities, and multimedia.
Grand Haven Public Schools SEL Examples: Pre-K through High School Social Emotional Learning Plans