Are you in crisis?

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please call:


How can we help?

You can call the crisis center for any of the following reasons:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Information on suicide
  • Information on mental health/illness
  • Substance abuse/addiction
  • To help a friend or loved one
  • Relationship problems
  • Abuse/Violence
  • Economic problems
  • Sexual orientation issues
  • Physical illness
  • Loneliness
  • Family problems

How can I call?

We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Dial 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • TTY users: 1.800.799.4TTY (4889)
  • Para obtener asistencia en espanol durante las 24 houras, llame al: 1.888.628.9454


Are you in crisis?
Substance Use Disorders


Medicaid Provider Manual: Contains coverage, billing, and reimbursement policies for Medicaid, Children's Special Health Care Services, Adult Benefits Waiver, Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS), and other healthcare programs administered by the Department of Community Health.

The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD): Founded in 1984 to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive methadone treatment services throughout the United States.

AIDS Partnership-Michigan: Self-help groups for people who have HIV+/AIDS, families, friends and the bereaved. For more information about services and support groups, visit website or call 800.872.AIDS.

Alanon/Alateen/ACOA: Self help groups for people who have a relative or friend who has an alcohol problem. Call Kalamzoo area 269.343.4328 and Grand Rapids 616.257.8089 for meeting times and locations.

Cocaine Anonymous: A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to overcome their common problem. Visit website to access contact numbers and meeting times.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Kent County Chapter, 1011 40th Street SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids MI 49508, 616.456.6233. Visit website for national and local information.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: Self help groups for families and friends of people with substance abuse problems. Visit website for Michigan meeting locations or general information.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The mission of NIDA is to lead the Nation bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

S-Anon: Self help groups for people who are being affected by another person's sexual addiction. Call 586.997.7518 for meeting times/locations or visit website for more information.

SAMHSA: Works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services. For information about prevention, please visit SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention works with states and communities to develop comprehensive prevention systems that create healthy communities in which people enjoy a quality life.

TalkSooner: The Kent County Prevention Coalition and Lakeshore Coordinating Council's website for activities and campaigns that offer opportunities for broader community impact with prevention.

The Kent County Health Department and the Kent County Department of Public Works have joined together to educate the community about the proper way to dispose of medicines. This program is a joint effort between local pharmacies, law enforcement, wastewater treatment facilities, and government agencies to provide safe, convenient access to proper medicine disposal. Please visit: and

Smoking Cessation: State of Michigan Tobacco Quitline- Free nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are offered by the Michigan Department of Community Health for tobacco users who enroll in free cessation services through the Michigan Tobacco Quitline. The tobacco quitline can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800.784.8669. The quit program also provides personal coaches to help develop individualized quit plans. The coaches provide ongoing support with up to five telephone sessions around the caller's quit date. Spanish-speaking coaches are available. The program is available to all callers 18 and older, regardless of income or insurance status.