Any suicidal thought is a risk. Help is always available. HealthWest's 24/7 crisis line is (231) 722-HELP. Anyone with a mental health concern can also walk into our offices at 376 E. Apple Ave., during business hours for an assessment. If there is an immediate fear of death or injury, please call 911.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line:
Text Home to 741741

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
(888) 628-9454

LGBTQ Youth Hotline
(866) 488-7386

Suicide Hotline for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
(800) 799-4889

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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.

HealthWest News

  1. 28 Dec

    HealthWest seeking RFQs for Medication Assisted Treatment Services

    The Muskegon County HealthWest Board is requesting qualifications for Medication Assisted Treatment Services. The Muskegon County HealthWest Department is seeking to expand the list of qualified service providers for Medication Assisted Treatment services to be located in Muskegon County.   A copy of the RFQu is available, online at and www.bidnetdirect/mitn/muskegon-county.   All qualifications…

  2. 06 Dec

    Tips for parents talking to their kids after Oxford, other traumatic events

    Following the recent fatal school shooting in Oxford and resulting copycat threats that have closed schools locally and across the state, many children will be turning to parents/guardians, teachers, and other adults for answers and reassurance.   According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), high-profile acts of violence, like those experienced recently in…

  3. 18 Aug

    Muskegon County’s largest health resource fair returning for its 10th anniversary in 2021

    MUSKEGON — Health, Wellness & Recovery Picnic (HWR), Muskegon County’s largest health resource fair, will be returning to Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 19.   HWR 2021 is organized by HealthWest and will give residents access to more than 75 local health and human service providers.  …