Kalamazoo Hope exists in order to provide individuals, family, friends, and organizations in the Kalamazoo County, Michigan area with a better understanding of psychological health. KHOPE also seeks to help the aforementioned find supportive resources and enable them to learn more on their own. While the primary focus of this service is towards individuals with psychological diagnosis, information present can also help individuals without a diagnosis address mental stressors in their daily lives as well.
These tools include a general explanation of psychological health, methods of connecting with local supporting services, organizations, and similar resources, as well as helping to gain a basic understanding of various personal aspects involved. Such includes how to address and reduce both self-stigma, stigma, and discrimination, better understand difficulties individuals with psychological diagnoses face, plus data for organizations (such as media, businesses, or first responders) and government services which wish to learn more about terminology, providing accomodation, and further supporting those with psychological health-related barriers.
In addition, there is a section exclusively devoted to providing community support during a crisis, such as a natural disaster, pandemic, human-created event, or similar situation which affects the psychological health of the Kalamazoo County area at large.
However, that this service is for providing access to information only, and is not intended to serve as a source of mental health treatment, though it can help connect individuals with services that do. For more information, please see the Disclaimer page.
On a final note, I wish that Kalamazoo Hope provides inspiration to other individuals who work with psychological symptoms like myself, and will act as proof and a reminder that even though one may have such symptoms, they are still capable of accomplishing things, being involved in, and contributing to the community in which they live.
Wishing you health and peace of mind,
Creater and Peer Guide
P.S. If one has limited access to a computer or the Internet, EveryoneOn is a nonprofit which helps indviduals obtain both.
The services of Kalamazoo Hope are provided for free, without a desire to make profit
To appropriate government and service organizations regarding finances, this activity falls under Subsection 1101, Subsection 1106 and Subsection 1812(S) of the Social Security Handbook, SI 01130.740 of the Programs Operations Manual System (POMS) and Title 26 CFR Subsection 1.183-2 of the Code of Federal Regulations.