Smart Summer Campaign 2014


Smart Summer is a 12-week community campaign that is designed to encourage parents to set boundaries, monitor activities and stay connected with their children. Each week a new question will prompt parents or guardians to reflect on a particular topic. The Question of the Week is promoted throughout the community by partners like you and links parents to tip sheets which provide suggestions on how to handle those topics.  The Smart Summer campaign is conducted by the Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force



Medicaid Expansion-Healthy Michigan Updates:

KCMHSAS Messenger Newsletter Archive:

KCMHSAS Annual Report



Check back frequently for updates of community events.  For a list of recurring meetings and events in the Kalamazoo area, see our Community Calendar.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Public Training--(click here to see full schedule of trainings)

July 17, 2014
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Free to attend
KRESA West Campus
4606 Croyden Ave, Kalamazoo Township, MI 49006

Click here for a map to the training location.  Click here to download the required registration form.


Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services invites you to attend Youth Mental Health First Aid 8-hour certification training. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  After taking this course you will be equipped with a five-step action plan which includes the skills, resources and knowledge to assist someone who would benefit from professional, peer support or social support.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.  More information about Mental Health First aid can be found by clicking here.


To register for this training, please download the required registration form listed above.  Directions for payment are included in the registration form.  Please click here to email questions you may have about the training.  Human Resource professional CEU’s will be offered for this training. 

Jeff’s Annual Cookout

July 22, 2014
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided
Kalamazoo Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS)
418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Click here for a map to the location.

Come join Jeff Patton for open discussions about KCMHSAS services.  There will be hot dogs, chips, drinks and camaraderie.  Staff from both The Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan and  Family Health Center will be on hand to provide information about signing up for Healthy Michigan Plan.  Please RSVP to 553-8000.  Click here for a flyer for the event.



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