Beth Ann Meints, ISK’s administrator of clinical services, and CEO Jeff Patton stand inside the lobby of the new Behavioral Health Urgent Care and Access Center at 440 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Photo by Brian K. Powers
ISK’s new behavioral health urgent care center was featured in Encore Magazine’s October 2023 issue.
By Zinta Aistars
Sergeant Fidel Mireles II, a 25-year veteran of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, remembers well the moment in July when he saw the boy holding a knife in his outstretched hand.
“He was maybe 10, maybe 12 years old,” Mireles says. “The boy was holding a knife by the handle, dangling it, so I didn’t feel there was a threat to me. I started to ask him questions: ‘Where did you find that knife? What are you doing with it?’ He said he wanted to give it to me. When I asked if he wanted to hurt himself, he said he did.” … READ MORE