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 (4357)

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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?


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

  • Success Stories + Outcomes

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


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

HealthWest News

  1. 16 Oct

    Community Conversation; Developmental Disabilities and Federal & State Rule Changes

    There are changes in State and Federal rules that might affect services.  Arc Muskegon along with several organizations that provide services are working to keep you informed about these changes.  These changes can be confusing so our goal is to help clarify these changes.   Please plan on attending one of the two upcoming meetings.  Both will be…

  2. 05 Sep

    Lakeshore Regional Entity to Hold Public Budget Hearing

    The Lakeshore Regional Entity Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2017-2018 operating budget for the Agency. The Hearing will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. at the Lakeshore Regional Entity office building, 5000 Hakes Dr., Norton Shores, MI 49441 in Suite 250.   The proposed budget will…

  3. 23 Aug

    Dr. Ahmedani Presents Suicide Safe Care Model in Muskegon

    When the Henry Ford Health System decided to focus on combating suicide they developed a model that surpassed all expectations.   THE SUICIDE SAFE CARE MODEL; Aiming for Zero Suicides   Henry Ford Health saw a dramatic reduction in suicides and even had a year with zero suicides among their thousands of members. Dr. Ahmedani…