DON’T GO OUT – REACH OUT!
To combat COVID-19, we all need to do our part, which is why Network180, Forest View Psychiatric Hospital and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services are combining their efforts to encourage individuals seeking mental health support to “Don’t Go Out – Reach Out” by staying away from local Emergency Departments and contacting one of their agencies for help instead.
This is a very stressful time for many people in our community and local agencies are experiencing an increase in calls from individuals experiencing mental health and substance use issues. Our area Emergency Departments are also under great strain treating people with COVID-19. To reduce this strain, help preserve our medical infrastructure, and protect the community by encouraging them to stay home during this difficult time, Network180, Forest View and Pine Rest want people to know that they are open 24/7 and ready to provide services to anyone in crisis during this time. Each agency is set up to be able to conduct services via phone or tele-health. In the event of a life-threatening crisis, on-site assessments are also available. Visiting an emergency department is not necessary for help with a mental health or substance use issue.
Help begins by picking up the phone:
Network180: (616) 336-3909
Forest View: (800) 949-8439
Pine Rest: (800) 678-5500 or (616) 455-9200