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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HealthWest is undergoing changes in the design and delivery of skill building services. We are working with individuals, family members, our staff and the community to thoughtfully design new programs and evaluate existing programs offered through our providers to support the needs of individuals.


Our philosophy is that Skill Building should offer unconditional acceptance that goes beyond the basics- to inspire individuals and help enhance abilities and growth. These programs challenge limitations through positive motivation and determination, allowing for individuals to learn through their abilities by focusing on strengths, providing adventure, exploring and discovery. Skill Building services provides a safe and therapeutic environment that allows individuals to succeed and be a part of something.  Skill building provides individuals with the opportunity to be out in the community, go to paid and volunteer work sites, and build relationships.