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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January 2018

Independence Through Technology

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GVSU Innovation Hub, 200 Viridian Dr
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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SimplyHome technology empowers individuals while addressing the concerns of caregivers and family members. Jason Ray from SimplyHome will present on the technology that has helped many people stay or become more independent. Please join us for this provider specific presentation on these innovative and creative approaches in independent living. SimplyHome designs and manages technology that provides support for: •Independent living skills •Medication compliance •Chronic health conditions •Limited mobility •Cooking safety •And more...

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Independence Through Technology

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pioneer Resources, 1145 E. Wesley Ave.
Muskegon, MI United States
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  SimplyHome technology empowers individuals while addressing the concerns of caregivers and family members. Jason Ray from SimplyHome will present on the technology that has helped many people stay or become more independent. Please join us for this provider specific presentation on these innovative and creative approaches in independent living. SimplyHome designs and manages technology that provides support for: •Independent living skills •Medication compliance •Chronic health conditions •Limited mobility •Cooking safety •And more...

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Independence Through Technology

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
GVSU Innovation Hub, 200 Viridian Dr
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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    SimplyHome technology empowers individuals while addressing the concerns of caregivers and family members. Jason Ray from SimplyHome will present on the technology that has helped many people stay or become more independent. Please join us for this provider specific presentation on these innovative and creative approaches in independent living. SimplyHome designs and manages technology that provides support for: •Independent living skills •Medication compliance •Chronic health conditions •Limited mobility •Cooking safety •And more…  

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Burnout & Compassion Fatigue: Fostering Emotional Resiliency

January 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Burnout is real! Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary trauma, is characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. This can happen to us when working with people who are suffering or that have been traumatized. Come learn the warning signs as well as the protective factors. Sometimes helping hurts, but you can learn to foster emotional resiliency! Click HERE to register for this free event.

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Becoming a Strong Self-Advocate

January 31 @ 2:00 pm
Pioneer Resources — Building C, 1145 East Wesley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States
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Join Brett Williams, Public Policy Analyst for the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, for a FREE training on Self-Advocacy skills. Learn more about Self Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, and how to take part in Legislative Day 2018 on March 6th!   Who should attend? Adults (age 18+) with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities who want to learn how to become a strong self-advocate for themselves and others.     For more information, contact: Todd Koopmans at (231) 924-9336, or todd_koopmans@yahoo.com Brett Williams…

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February 2018

Effective Strategies for Supporting Trauma-Affected Students

February 8 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Orchard View High School, 16 N Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States
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  Dr. Grant is returning to Muskegon County in response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants who attended her previous sessions. The focus of this presentation will be on skills and strategies for supporting students who have experienced trauma. This event is FREE! Register by following THIS LINK. It would be beneficial for participants to have some prior knowledge of the impact of trauma on early brain development. This knowledge would have been gained in Dr. Grant’s previous sessions…

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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

February 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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  Suicide is now the leading cause of death for 10 to 14 year olds. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for African-American teens. This is a health concern that we must address. Join us for this free class and learn the skills to save lives.   Suicide Prevention Skills Training Lunch Time Learning Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:30AM-12:45PM HEALTHWEST 376 E. APPLE AVE., MUSKEGON, MI. 49442   Please register by visiting www.februaryqpr.eventbrite.com or emailing michael.pyne@healthwest.net  

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March 2018

Legislative Day Event 2018

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Anderson House Office Building – Michigan House of Representatives, 124 N. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI United States
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Legislative Day Event is the premier event of the year for people with disabilities. Hosted by Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, and Self-Advocates of Michigan, you will be able to meet with your state lawmakers one-on-one to discuss important issues facing people with disabilities.   Register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018LegislativeEvent.   If you need help making an appointment with your legislators, contact Brett Williams at (517) 284-7289, or by email at WilliamsB18@michigan.gov   This event is FREE and lunch will be provided…

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