The Conversation You Should Be Having About that Viral Video from Battle Creek
There's a video that's been making the rounds on social media recently there's a good chance you've seen it pop up in your feed. Let's take this moment to talk about resources available to those in need in our community.
The video was captured by a city resident and shared to Facebook and more widely spread by several area Facebook users and groups.
So What's Happening?
Let's be clear that the video is posted without explanation so we're left with nothing but speculation and there's been plenty of it on social media. We really have no idea and certainly hope that all involved get whatever help they need.
The question is what would you do in that situation? Try to intervene not knowing what was happening?
Let's Talk Mental Health and Substance Abuse
We want to say again, we have no way of knowing what happened in this video at this time. It's been widely dispersed today on social media and the conversions around the video raised the very important issue of mental illness. While we don't know if the person in the video has suffered from such an issue, it's very much worth talking about the resources available in our community and there should be no shame in seeking such services. In Battle Creek those mental health providers include Summit Point and Behavior Health Resources.
provides access to mental health services, case management, ACT services, 24-hour crisis emergency services, inpatient and partial hospitalization for the mentally ill of Calhoun County. For 24-hour Crisis Hotline, call 800-632-5449.
While Behavioral Health Resources
specializes in services to children & adolescents, adults and older adults. Programs include assessment & diagnostic testing, case management, individual, family or group therapy, nursing services/medication management and specialized services for older adults. For further information, call 269-979-8333.
For substances abuse issues it's Drug Free BC.
Editor's Note: a previously published version of this story took too light a tone of the serious issues raised by the video.