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. 07 Aug

    Share your opinion on the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration’s strategic plan

    Date: Tuesday, August 11 Time: 5-6:30pm Hosts/Facilitators: Marianne Huff, LMSW, President & CEO, MHAM Allen Jansen, Senior Deputy Director, BHDDA Lisa Grost, Public Policy Analyst, BHDDA   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA) is looking for your feedback about its strategic plan. BHDDA is the state agency that oversees the…

  2. 13 Jul

    HealthWest to test all adult foster care, congregate living facility residents and staff for COVID-19

    HealthWest staff will test all residents and staff of Muskegon County adult foster cares, group homes, and similar congregate living facilities for COVID-19.   Testing will begin Monday, July 13, and will take about a week to complete. Nearly 1,000 tests are expected to be conducted.   “Residents of these facilities are at an increased…

  3. 13 Jul

    HealthWest board to host virtual committee meetings Friday, July 17

    The general public is invited to join the HealthWest Board Finance committee at 8 a.m. on Friday, 17, and a special meeting of the Program/Personnel Committee following at 8:45 am. You can join the meeting via Zoom at Or by Phone: (312) 626-6799, Meeting ID 93619721618