May is Mental Health Awarness Month

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Take care of yourself.

During Mental Health month, Christ Memorial is highlighting many different

resources to help raise awareness.  




This week we are highlighting


Evergreen Commons has re-imagined what it means for you to live purposely right where you are. They celebrate the many dimensions of an active lifestyle by offering engaging programs, classes, and community. If woodworking, learning a new language, or water aerobics pique your interest, then Evergreen Commons is for you! Should you or your loved one need daytime assistance, they can provide that too. They embrace Holland’s thriving, community spirit…so when you leave your front door and enter theirs, you will feel welcomed in your home away from home. Evergreen also has “The Day Center” which is a safe and secure community-based environment that provides engaging daytime activities, attentive personal care, routine health monitoring, and caregiver support by compassionate professionals. For more information visit their website at: and


They are meeting twice a month via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, from 12:30-1:30pm. To get connected, join their Facebook page.  Search "Evergreen Commons – Support Group" and ask to join.  For those who don't have Facebook, please e-mail Alyssa Langejans at for the link. 

Faith and Your Mental Health

be nice. founder Christy Buck and Pastor Dave of Christ Memorial Church discuss mental health and faith as CMC heads into their third year of a be nice. sermon series during the month of May.

You can also find ways to care for yourself and others at the be nice website.



Please check out the current available resources

highlighted below in RED



Christ Memorial Resources


  • DEMENTIA SUPPORT: This is a support group in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment for sharing feelings and developing coping skills.  It is an opportunity to talk and share with other caregivers who are going through or have gone through the same experiences, assuring you that you are not alone, and providing encouragement to maintain personal, emotional, physical and spiritual health. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 10-11am in Christ Memorial’s Green Room (inside Entrance D). Contact Melissa Langworthy at or 796-3346 with questions.

  • GIFT OF HOPE: This is a Bible-based support group for people who are living with mental illness as well as for their families. In these sessions there is a time of personal sharing and group encouragement. Occasionally, speakers will be brought in to encourage and enlighten the group. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6-7:30pm in Christ Memorial’s Green Room (inside Entrance D). Contact Rev. Carole Aardsma at or 796-3355 with questions.  PDF

  • GRIEFSHARE: This is a support group that meets weekly for those who have lost a loved one. It is held in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment for sharing feelings and developing coping skills. They meet for 13 sessions in the fall and winter on Monday evenings at 6:30pm in Christ Memorial’s Adult Wing, Room 169. Contact Allie Fennema at 796-3367 for more information. 


Local Partnerships 

  • MOMENTUM CENTER: The Momentum Center s a social and recreational program that includes adults and teens. The adult program focuses on mental health, disabilities and addictions. The teen program focuses on positive relationships, mental health, success in school, and overall well-being. They are located at 714 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. Call 414-9111 or visit their website: 

The Momentum Center building is temporarily closed but they are offering virtual activities through their member Facebook group.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Jenna at 422-3596.  

  • HOLLAND DROP-IN CENTER: They provide peer support for adults with mental illness in Ottawa County through social, recreation, and educational activities. Holland Drop-in Center is committed to promoting mental health recovery through classes, discussions, and groups for individuals with mental illness and to utilize peer support to assist each individual as they take an active role in their personal recovery plan. They are located at 636 Hastings Ave, #120, Holland. Call 355-2207. 

  • EVERGREEN COMMONS: They are located in our Holland community to celebrate the many dimensions of an active lifestyle by offering engaging programs, classes, and community. The Day Center part of Evergreen Commons provides a safe, caring environment for participants and relief for their caregivers during the day, enabling individuals to live at home and make life more enjoyable for everyone involved. Call 355-5118. Visit their website to learn more at and

They are meeting twice a month via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, from 12:30-1:30pm. To get connected, join their Facebook page.  Search "Evergreen Commons – Support Group" and ask to join.  For those who don't have Facebook, please e-mail Alyssa Langejans at for the link. 

Caregiver Support Coordinator

  • HOLDING HOPE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP: This is a support group for anyone who is seeking connection and community around their mental well-being. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1:30pm in the Hope Church youth room (77 W.11th St, Holland). Each session will be facilitated by a rotating combination of the following leadership team: Izzy Rhodes, an RCA Pastor and Therapist, Parish Nurse Ginger Clark, and Pastors  Jill, Beth, and Gordon. The group exists to provide tools and  support for those learning to work with their own mental and emotional health challenges. For more information, visit Hope Church’s website here.

HOLDING HOPE will be offered twice a week during the time of this COVID-19 pandemic. Meeting times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-1:30pm. if you are interested in participating, please 

contact the office at .





Local Partnerships 

  • NA (Narcotics Anonymous)/AA (Alcoholics Anonymous): NA/AA meetings are focused on the ways addiction and recovery affect our lives. These meetings are not classes or group therapy, but rather a place to share our personal experiences with addiction and recovery. For on-going area groups, check here.

Please go to this link for Friday night's NA Zoom meeting. (May 15)


  • AL-ANON: Al-anon is a support group for those who are worried about a loved one with a drinking problem. Many who attend Al-anon are in despair, feeling hopeless, and unable to believe that things can ever change.  They attend Al-anon because they want and need help. Members share their own experiences, strength, and hope with each other. For more information, visit their website

  • OAR (Ottagan Addictions Recovery) : OAR specializes in addiction treatment—residential,outpatient (group,one-on-one) and education for individuals and families. Fees are based on what you can pay. Call 396-5284 or visit 

  • CELEBRATE RECOVERY This Christ-centered 12-Step program for multiple areas of struggle meets on Monday nights, 6:30pm, at Central Wesleyan Church (446 W 40th St., Holland). For more information call 396-5284 or e-mail

Celebrate Recovery groups are currently meeting online Monday nights at 6:30pm.  People can join in at or via their Facebook page Celebrate Recovery at Central.  They are also doing ZOOM open share group meetings following the online recovery group at 7:30pm. Contact Jen Vera at with what group you want to join and she will send you a zoom link.


Groups for men:

  • Drugs and Alcohol

  • Sexual Addiction

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Anger and Control


Groups for women:

  • Hurts habits and hangups

  • codependency

  • Drugs and alcohol

  • Disordered Eating and body image



Local Partnerships

  • MOSAIC COUNSELING:  They provide accessible and affordable professional counseling services for all ages. Co-pays are determined on a generous sliding scale. Call for 842-9160 for a confidential intake. If you would like to find our more information, visit their website.

During the Covid-19 restrictions, Mosaic is doing phone intakes and most of their 75 therapists are providing teletherapy.  They are also doing virtual QPR (Question Persuade Refer) suicide prevention using ZOOM. They would encurage anyone in need of mental health services to please call them at 616-842-9160. Mosaic Counseling does not turn anyone away.


  • COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH: CMH is a 24-hour emergency service. Call 396-HELP (396-4357). 

  • COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH OF OTTAWA COUNTY: CMH services for uninsured or Medicaid individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders. Call 393-5681. 

  • HOLLAND FREE HEALTH CLINIC: HFHC provides individual and group mental health services for uninsured and underinsured individuals ages 18 and above. Call 392-3610. 

  • HOLLAND HOSPITAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES: They offer individual, group, and family counseling, outpatient and inpatient. This organization participates in most major health insurance plans. Financial assistance is available based on household income. Services are offered in English and Spanish. Call 355-3926 or visit their website.

  • PINE REST: They offer psychotherapy and psychiatric services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with both outpatient and inpatient services. They are located at 926 Washington Ave.. Ste 210, Holland. Call 820-3780 or for after hour emergencies 455-9200. 

  • SUICIDE HOTLINE: 800-273-8255 

  • CRISIS TEXT LINE: Text HOME to 741741 

  • WARM LINE:  Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services has launched a warmline to help people in Michigan with persistent mental health issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic such as depression, anxiety, or other mental illness.  This service includes those who may not have access to traditional counseling services or emotional support. Their hours are 10am-1am.  Call 888-733-7753

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