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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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 Jul

    ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Legislators in Opposition to DHHS Proposed Lakeshore PIHP Termination

    The state (MDHHS) once again proposed a plan to (1) terminate the PIHP contract that it holds with the LRE as of 9/30/2019, (2) replace the publicly appointed and locally accountable board with an advisory board appointed by the state, and (3) directly manage the LRE’s functions with the help of Beacon Health Options during…

  2. 28 Jun

    HealthWest Responds to State’s Proposal to Terminate Contract with Lakeshore Regional Entity

    State of Michigan Issues Proposal to Terminate Contract with the Lakeshore Regional Entity The proposal would eliminate local control of the public mental health system   On Friday, June 28, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a proposal to terminate its contract with Lakeshore Regional Entity, effective September 30, 2019.  The proposal…

  3. 16 May

    HealthWest offices to close the afternoon of May 16, 2019

    HealthWest offices will close Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m. for staff in-service. Our offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.