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
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 2:00-10:00PM
Community Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 24-hour Emergency Assistance - 616.842.HELP (4357)
Crisis Resources Page - A list of Michigan Crisis Resources from MDDHS
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
Classroom WISE Teacher Training
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!
Local Therapy Providers
Student Mental Health Support
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
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.