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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Separating Families-A Statement From HealthWest

A STATEMENT FROM HEALTHWEST: “A parent and family’s impact on a child is never greater than during the early years of life. The body of evidence surrounding childhood trauma and its negative impact on short and long term health and wellbeing is overwhelming. Perhaps you have seen our recent posts on Adverse Childhood Experiences, trauma…

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Lakeshore Regional Entity to Hold Public Budget Hearing

The Lakeshore Regional Entity Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2017-2018 operating budget for the Agency. The Hearing will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. at the Lakeshore Regional Entity office building, 5000 Hakes Dr., Norton Shores, MI 49441 in Suite 250.   The proposed budget will…

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Budget Meetings for Consumers, Families, and Guardians

FOR THOSE FAMILIES, CONSUMERS, and GUARDIANS who will be affected by the closings of MLS, Wesley Roberts, And The White Lake skill building sites: Since April 1st HealthWest Director Julia Rupp has met with nearly 260 people. We promised that we would continue meeting with consumers, parents, and guardians and had originally hoped to meet…