Welcome to Ms. Kruzel's Counselor's Corner webpage for South Maple Elementary School!


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 b.steffes@nwhealth.org
  • 24 hour mental health crisis line: 1-877 470-4668 (North Country Community Mental Health-www.norcocmh.org) - Crisis counselor text line (24/7, national service): text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • OK2SAY: External Linkhttps://www.michigan.gov/ok2say/ - For medical or safety emergencies, families should continue to call 9-1-1.
  • Trails to Wellness: https://trailstowellness.org/
  • Coronavirus Anxiety- Helpful Expert Tips and Resources: https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-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 https://www.211nemichigan.org/
  • Gaylord Youth Support Program (Alcona Health therapist Rachael Wilhelm): 231-412-6457 or email rwilhelm@alconahc.org.
  • Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 989-732-6865 or 231-330-4693 www.nwhealth.org    

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.