Mental Health Resources

School Counselors, Social Workers and Support Staff

Kent ISD has school counselors and social workers available to continue to support our students and families. Please email your child’s school staff listed below for assistance.


Helping your student during the COVID-19 pandemic

Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19

Helpful Tips from the National Association of School Psychologists.

A Guide to Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Students

Tips for helping students cope from the Michigan Department of Education.

Food, housing, employment, and financial support. 

United Way

Food assistance and pantries, utility assistance, CoVid 19 Kent County Resources

Call: 211

Feeding America 

Check here for a map for local food resources.


Offers a comprehensive, updated list of resources including everything from shelter and transportation to recreation and volunteer opportunities.

Arbor Circle

Mental health counseling, substance use treatment and family development programs.

Ele’s Place

Grief and loss support for children and their families.

The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

Proactive mental health and suicide prevention education to improve and save lives.

I Understand Love Heals

Offers compassionate comfort to those affected by suicide and mental illness.

The Pride Center

Empowering our LGBTQ Community through supportive services and awareness.

Advice: Finding a Therapist


Accessing Mental Health in a Crisis (Spanish) 

Accessing Mental Health in a Crisis (English)

Network 180

(Medicaid and those who are uninsured)


790 Fuller Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.

Pine Rest


Multiple locations throughout West Michigan

Forest View Hospital


1055 Medical Park Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Salvation Army Warmline

Call to connect with peer specialists to talk, work through anxiety, stress and loneliness.

888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753)


Anyone can report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24/7.


Kent Career Tech Center



Launch U


My School @ Kent



HEART: Healthy, Engaged, Active, Resourceful, Together

One thing is for certain, these are challenging times, but we're all in this together. Please know that we're here for you and none of us walks alone; there are people in your school community ready and happy to help. We hope that the information provided gives you resources to navigate your needs. Now more than ever, our mental, social and physical well-being are important to monitor and address. Keeping our community healthy is our goal; let us know how we can help.