September 10-17 Virtual Party
September 10-30 Online Ordering Open
Join our online party for virtual games, recipes, and food fun from Sept 10-17. Place an order anytime from Sept 10-30 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Gryphon Place!
Eating healthy impacts not only our physical health, but our mental health as well. An unhealthy diet deprives the brain of essential nutrients which increases the risk for depression, especially in children and teens. This fundraiser will share healthy eating recipes and tools to make cooking easy.
Panera Bread Fundraiser
Saturday, September 18, this is a bookstore & Bookbug, 3019 Oakland Dr.
Shop in stores or online at this is a bookstore & Bookbug and mention Gryphon Place at check-out and a portion of the proceeds with support Gryphon Place!
MOD Pizza Fundraiser
Tuesday, September 7th, 12pm-8pm, MOD Pizza, 5097 Century Ave.
Go get yourself a pizza on Tuesday, September 7th and support Gryphon Place! Mention the Gryphon Place fundraiser at check-out or use code GR190163G when ordering online.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Wednesday, September 15, 8:30AM-4:30PM
This training is provided by our partners at Integrated Services of Kalamazoo. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Learn more: download the Mental Health First Aid for Youth one-pager.
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Monday, September 13, 8:30AM-4:30PM
This training is provided by our partners at Integrated Services of Kalamazoo. Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
Learn more: download the Mental Health First Aid for Adults one-pager.
Wednesday, September 29
Thursday, September 30
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
- Notice and respond to situations where suicidal thoughts might be present
- Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
- Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
- Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
- Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help
In-person: Friday, September 10, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Online: Wednesday, September 22, 10:00AM-12:00PM
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
During the month of September
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Harding’s Friendly Markets
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Tyler Little Family Foundation
KALSEE Credit Union
Amerifirst Home Mortgage
B.L. Harroun & Son, Inc.
Child & Family Psychological Services, P.C.
Kalamazoo Music School
Little Sprout Children’s Boutique
Mike and Sharon Seelye Family Foundation
Schupan & Sons, Inc
Short’s Brewing Company
Gracespring Bible Church
JJ Cool Entertainment
Meyer C. Weiner
Steensma Lawn and Power Equipment
Jansen Valk Thompson Reahm PC
Jared Arnold Realtor
The Peterson Company