Promoting Health and Wellness in the Creston & Belknap Neighborhoods
988 is the new suicide and crisis lifeline! The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professions in the United States. If you’re thinking about suicide or are worried about a loved one call 988 or text 741741 today.
For support where you are (adult, youth, or family) call (616) 333-1000. The Mobile Crisis Response Team will meet you where you are.
(M-F) 9:00a – midnight, (Sat/Sun)11: 00a – 9:00p , and (Holidays) 10:00a-6:00p.
Do you need medical attention or a new doctor? Call Catherine’s Health Center regardless of insurance. Click here for more information.
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Health Net supports clients’ basic needs such as housing, employment, food access, transportation, utility payment, early childhood and pregnancy services, and others. Click Here or call 616-726-8204.
Mental health is critical to our overall well-being and can affect our thinking, mood, and behavior.
All members of the Creston community are valued as individuals as well as important to the community.
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We continually read that our mental health has been sorely challenged by the Covid pandemic. Accordingly, we celebrate one of the North End Wellness Coalition’s first members, the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, a.k.a. benice. Enthusiastically led by Christi Buck with colleagues Bella Buck and Cat Lanting, “benice’ is known widely for the its suicide prevention work and mental health strategies.
Given their direction and support we have implemented the ‘benice.” program at City Middle/High School wherein students learn strategies to 1) notice if something seems to be awry with someone, 2) invite a conversation to explore their well-being, 3) challenge themselves to ask tough questions and 4) empower others to seek needed support.
The foundation has also provided our business community with some basic training to develop awareness of mental health issues and basic appropriate responses. Currently the foundation is working with NEWC to develop community wide mental health interventions that are available to all. They are also gearing up for the annual Stomp Out Stigma Walk. For more information on their important work and their walk visit benice.org.
We are a group of individuals, churches, non-profits, and community organizations who meet regularly to promote health and wellness within the Creston and Belknap neighborhoods. We share resources, learn together, and work to make the North End the healthiest it can be. LEARN MORE