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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September 2018

QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

September 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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There is hope for preventing suicide. Let's all participate and learn. In just over a year and a half, more than 2,350 people in Muskegon County have been trained in how to help someone who is considering taking their own life. Communities that know QPR skills have fewer suicides. Become a certified QPR Gatekeeper! When confronted by a suicidal person we can get confused, upset, and concerned about what to do. The steps are fairly simple and this class will…

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Provide Support in the Aftermath of Crisis Psychological First Aid (PFA) aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis. Early intervention can prevent more serious mental health problems later-- people can recover from a traumatic event with support. HealthWest has a community Psychological First Aid (PFA) team which responds to traumatic events in Muskegon County. This training is designed to equip community members…

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Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Training

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and toxic stress have a direct impact on an individual's health and wellbeing. In fact, people who have experienced 6 or more ACEs before the age of 18 are estimated to live 20 years less than those who have experienced 1 or no ACEs. As an ACE score increase, so does the risk of disease, social and emotional problems. Learn more about ACEs as well as tips and tools for building resilience and supporting those who have experienced trauma or toxic stress. This is…

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October 2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid Class – Certification (October)

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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This is YOUTH Mental Health First Aid. This class is for people who work with young people, parents, or even if you are in high school. (We ask that you be at least a junior in High School in order to attend.) In this class you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and psychosis. You will learn to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors. You will also learn what to do to help…

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MYalliance System of Care Orientation

October 9 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Muskegon County youth serving agencies are working together to redesign the systems that serve youth with complex needs. A $4 million federal “Systems of Care” grant is providing funds to fill the gaps in the systems that serve youth with behavioral health concerns and their families. Collaboratively, MYalliance System of Care will restructure Muskegon County’s youth serving systems to better serve youth with or at risk for mental health challenges. The system’s redesign will be youth guided and family driven,…

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QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

October 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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There is hope for preventing suicide. Let's all participate and learn. In just over a year and a half, more than 2,350 people in Muskegon County have been trained in how to help someone who is considering taking their own life. Communities that know QPR skills have fewer suicides. Become a certified QPR Gatekeeper! When confronted by a suicidal person we can get confused, upset, and concerned about what to do. The steps are fairly simple and this class will…

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Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Training

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and toxic stress have a direct impact on an individual's health and wellbeing. In fact, people who have experienced 6 or more ACEs before the age of 18 are estimated to live 20 years less than those who have experienced 1 or no ACEs. As an ACE score increase, so does the risk of disease, social and emotional problems. Learn more about ACEs as well as tips and tools for building resilience and supporting those who have experienced trauma or toxic stress. This is…

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November 2018

Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Provide Support in the Aftermath of Crisis Psychological First Aid (PFA) aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis. Early intervention can prevent more serious mental health problems later-- people can recover from a traumatic event with support. HealthWest has a community Psychological First Aid (PFA) team which responds to traumatic events in Muskegon County. This training is designed to equip community members…

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Michigan Human Trafficking Awareness Training

November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Human Trafficking is considered a form of modern-day slavery. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry and occurs in all parts of the world, including here in Muskegon! It is believed that over 20 million people, from all walks of life, have been victims of human trafficking. From child sex trafficking, to forced labor (farm workers, domestic servants and construction workers), these victims have been denied their freedom, their livelihood (earned wages), and are often subjected to inhumane living conditions and unsafe…

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QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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There is hope for preventing suicide. Let's all participate and learn. In just over a year and a half, more than 2,350 people in Muskegon County have been trained in how to help someone who is considering taking their own life. Communities that know QPR skills have fewer suicides. Become a certified QPR Gatekeeper! When confronted by a suicidal person we can get confused, upset, and concerned about what to do. The steps are fairly simple and this class will…

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