SME Counselors Corner

Last Updated: 7/12/2021 2:42 PM

What do school counselors do


A note from Ms. Kruzel, South Maple Elementary School Counselor. I want you to know that during this uncertain time, I and the staff at SME are here for you and miss you! Below you will find some links to some important information and resources to help you. The first is a link to a form to request virtual counseling assistance with me. Next, you will find several links to resources to help you with mental health and social/emotional needs.

  • Blue Devil Wellness Center: 989 732-6890 or email
  • 24 hour mental health crisis line: 1-877 470-4668 (North Country Community Mental - Crisis counselor text line (24/7, national service): text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • OK2SAY: - For medical or safety emergencies, families should continue to call 9-1-1.
  • Trails to Wellness:
  • Coronavirus Anxiety- Helpful Expert Tips and Resources:
  • Michigan Centralized Intake for Abuse and Neglect toll-free hotline: 855-444-3911
  • United Way (For general community resource inquiries): 2-1-1 or
  • Gaylord Youth Support Program (Alcona Health therapist Rachael Wilhelm): 231-412-6457 or email
  • Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 989-732-6865 or 231-330-4693    

Family Resources

Many families may have parents/caregivers that are laid off and may have lost their health insurance.  Here is information we can share with them, to help them get health care coverage for their children.


Additional Info

School Counselors


Lisa Kruzel

Lisa Kruzel