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Van Buren Mental Health
offers trauma informed prevention assessment, crisis intervention
treatment and support sevices to help people meet their own
chosen life, health, recovery and work goals.

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Van Buren Mental Health
         The David Braganini be nice. Memorial Fund has been generating funds to support
be nice., this very important that educates our children about bullying, depression and suicide at such early ages, Kindergarten through !2th grade.  Your generous donations are matched by the Braganini Family in an effort to ensure that these programs are financed and utilized for years to come.  We are proud to announce those school districts that are utilizing the be nice. program through the David Braganini be nice. Memorial Fund.  

In Van Buren County

Bangor Public Schools
Bloomingdale Public Schools
Covert Public Schools
Decatur Public Schools
Gobles Public Schools
Hartford Public Schools
Lawrence Public Schools
Lawton Public Schools
Mattawan Consolidated Schools
Paw Paw Public Schools
South Haven Public Schools

Private Schools

Gobles Jr. Academy
St. Mary’s School
St. Paul Lutheran School
St. Basil School
Trinity Lutheran School

In Kalamazoo County

Climax-Scotts Community Schools
Comstock Public Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Gull Lake Community Schools
Kalamazoo Public Schools
Parchment Public Schools
Schoolcraft Community Schools
Vicksburg Community Schools

Private Schools

Kalamazoo Christian HIgh School
Kalamazoo Christian Middle School
Kalamazoo Christian Elementary School
Hackett Catholic High School
St. Augustine Cathedral School
St. Monica
THe Gagie School
Heritage Christian Academy
Kalamazoo Country Day
St. Michael Lutheran
The Montessori School
Kazoo School
Prairie Baptist
Reformed Heritage
Providence Christian School
Kalamazoo Junior Academy
Charter Schools
Oakland Academy
Paramount Academy
Forest Academy
Evergreen Academy

Mental Illness conditions are treatable.
Suicide is preventable.
Hope is real.