Suicide Prevention

If there is an immediate fear of death or injury, please call 911. Any suicidal thought is a risk. HealthWest's crisis line is (231)-722-HELP.  Please call:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

(800) 273-TALK (8255)

HealthWest crisis helpline:

(231) 722-HELP

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Muskegon’s Behavioral Wellness Connection

Formerly Muskegon County Community Mental Health

Welcome to HealthWest.

We do so much more than provide mental health care; we also provide services in the areas of developmental disabilities, substance use, physical health, and early intervention and prevention. Over time, we have come to know that caring for the “whole person” is the key to wellness and recovery.


To be a leader in integrated health care, inspiring hope and wellness in partnership with individuals, families, and the community.


Building a healthier, more informed, and inclusive community through innovation and collaboration.

Want to know more?

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    Learn more about eligibility criteria for our services and how to refer yourself or someone else to our agency.

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    Success Stories + Outcomes

    Recovery is possible. Read personal accounts of growth, success and hope.

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    Free certification in Mental Health First Aid to help you effectively respond to a mental health crisis.

HealthWest News

  1. 21 Nov

    HealthWest’s Annual Public Meeting

    Please join HealthWest Director Julia Rupp as she discusses where we have been and where we are headed. We look forward to seeing you at our annual public meeting. Tuesday November 22, 2016 5:30pm-6:30pm HealthWest 376 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442

  2. 07 Oct

    Student Support Summit Comes to Muskegon County-Answering The Silent Cry

    Trauma, trauma informed care, resilience, the first 48 hours after a traumatic event in a school, and suicide prevention with youth are just a few of the topics that will be covered at the Student Support Summit.   This event will be held in Montague, Michigan on November 7, 2016.  Featured speakers include Adam Swanson from…

  3. 08 Sep

    Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Walk-TONIGHT Sept. 8th

    During this week, Suicide Awareness Week, we are inviting everyone to join us for our annual Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Walk.  It begins tonight at 5:30pm at the round-about near The Frauenthal Theater.  The walk will feature a few words and then we will walk through the downtown.  The walk will end around 6:30pm with…