Mental Health - Resources - Ottawa Community Schools Network

Mental Health

The 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.


How to Get Mental Health Support Now

FOR CHILDREN’S MOBILE CRISIS ASSISTANCE CALL: Holland/Zeeland..................................................(616) 396-4357
Grand Haven/Spring Lake................................(616) 842-4357
All other areas (toll free)...................................1-866-512-4357 


Community Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 24-hour Emergency Assistance - 616.842.HELP (4357)

External LinkCrisis Resources Page - A list of Michigan Crisis Resources from MDDHS

PDF DocumentDomestic Violence Information And Support

PDF DocumentMental Health Crisis - Warning Signs and Resource Guide for Ottawa County

External LinkOttawa County Suicide Prevention Resources

External LinkPine Rest Urgent Care (616) 455-5490 - Pine Rest Continues to Provide Access to Behavioral Healthcare in West Michigan

External LinkSuicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255


Introducing Classroom WISE

Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators

Classroom WISE is a FREE 3-part training package that assists K-12 educators in supporting the mental health of students in the classroom. Developed by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health, this package offers evidence-based strategies and skills to engage and support students with mental health concerns in the classroom.

In addition to a free online course on mental health literacy for educators and school personnel, a video library and resource collection are also available!


External LinkLocal teletherapy Mental Health Providers - Organizations providing ongoing mental health supports by using telehealth and/or online services in Ottawa County

Excel DocumentAllegan County Therapists-list of therapists including age range, specialty, insurance accepted and contact information



Communicating with Parents and Caregivers

PDF DocumentPartnering with Parents for Student Support -  feel free to use or adapt to meet your needs 

Mandated Reporter Information and Training

PDF DocumentMandated Reporter Online Reporting Systems Training 

External LinkMandated Reporter Online Training from DHHS

PDF DocumentMandated Reporter Quick Resource

External LinkScreening for Domestic Violence - Video from Resilience Advocates for Ending Domestic Violence

Bereavement Planning Guide for Schools

Schools play an important role in helping students and staff adjust to the death of one of the members  of their “school family.” This guide is designed to help facilitate the bereavement process in the event  of a student or school staff member death when school is either not in session, or is being conducted  remotely and affecting the ability to engage in-person.  

Within the guide, you’ll find a variety of staff, parent and age-appropriate student resources to help  the school community with the grieving process.