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?


    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. 03 Feb

    The Muskegon Recovery Center is NOW OPEN

    The Muskegon Recovery Center, located at 1611 Oak Avenue, is now open providing Medication Assisted Methadone Treatment for qualified individuals who are struggling with Opiate addiction.   Hours of Operation Mon – Fri 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. After hours counseling by appointment   Admission Criteria The program provides voluntary…

  2. 03 Jan

    African American Men’s Health Fair

    The January 2017 Resilience Month Community Calendar is a growing list of events. The African American Men’s Health Fair is Saturday at Muskegon High School from 9:00am-1:00pm. Check out that event and more at

  3. 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