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Posted on: December 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] In Crisis or Conflict?


The holidays are not bright and shiny for everyone. Check in on someone who may be struggling this season. 

Crisis Helpline 269.381.HELP

When a person is in conflict or crisis, Gryphon Place can help. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Just call 269.381.4357. Calls are confidential and answered with respect, empathy, and compassion. Any time a person feels overwhelmed by life stressors, needs someone to listen to them, needs to sort through their thoughts, or needs help solving a problem, the helpline can be used. We are expertly trained in suicide prevention and are fully certified by the American Association of Suicidology. Gryphon Place is part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network and meets national standards for Best Practices for Suicide Prevention Hot Lines. 

  • From general overwhelming stress to thoughts of suicide, no crisis is too big or small for the line
  • Trained, skilled staff listen with compassion when callers need support or connections to long term mental health care 
  • Promotes community safety and provides support for those in need 
  • Provides immediate emotional support and crisis intervention

If you or someone you know is in crisis or experiencing thoughts of suicide, call 269.381.HELP (381.4357). You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK. 

Dialing 2-1-1 is the first step in accessing a broad range of local health and human services.

Gryphon Place works with individuals to assess their needs, determine their options, and provide appropriate programs and services. 2-1-1 can assist with a number of needs ranging from: 

  • After-school programs 
  • Housing assistance 
  • Utility assistance 
  • Tax scheduling 
  • Food pantries 
  • Mental health services 

For quick and easy access to community resources 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211. The Gryphon Place online chat is also available daily from 4pm-10pm. No problem is too small to connect with 2-1-1!

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