A crisis can occur which may have a significant psychological impact on the Kalamazoo County area as a whole; the Community page is meant to provide help at such moments. This material is offered as an aid through such difficult times (as well as prepare for them), in conjunction with Kalamazoo Hope's other resources, should they be needed.
If one is experiencing extreme distress, please use one of the helplines or text services on the Immediate Help page, contact 911, or visit a local medical center.
Alerts and Notification Systems
Coping and Starting Recovery
Gocomics.com - to help provide relaxation, or at least, hopefully, a distraction
Kalamazoo Hope's Directory has a Leisure and Socializing document which offers various options for fun and taking one's mind off difficulties, allowing one a chance to relieve stress. Kalamazoo Hope's YouTube channel also has a collection of material for similar purposes.
Michigan National Guard - provides assistance during state emergencies.
Take a Class (American Red Cross) - a listing of various courses available to learn such skills as first aid and CPR.
Psychological Conditions and Violence
Often, psychological conditions are immediately presumed to be the reason that individuals engage in harmful activity, even if no evidence is present to indicate such; it is important to note that having a psychological condition and violence are not synonymous.