Please, if your situation is extremely serious, and you have concerns for your immediate well-being, dial 911 or visit a local hospital.
This page contains a list of various helplines and links to chats to provide someone to communicate with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The focus of the helplines range from someone to talk to, to coping with an addiction, to dealing with suicidal thoughts and urges.
In addition, the Crisis Text Line has a much more extensive list of contacts which includes topics not found here.
American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) - can provide immediate information to help those who have taken toxic substances.
Childhelp - provides immediate assistance in relation to child abuse
Crisis Text Line - offers text-based support; Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting "HOME" to 741741.
Gryphon Place - provides a chance to discuss matters ranging from stress and difficulty in one's life to feelings of suicide.
The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Online Chat: http://www.thehotline.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Safe Call Now - provides confidential assistance to emergency/public safety/retired individuals and family.
Trans Lifeline - for individuals who identify as or are considering if they are transgender (not open 24/7). Kalamazoo Hope does NOT consider being transgender a psychological condition.
The Trevor Project - offers support to LGBTQ individual experiencing a crisis, or who simply need someone to talk to without fear of judgement. Kalamazoo Hope does NOT consider being LGBTQ a psychological condition.
The Veterans Crisis Line