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

Community Resources

We are offering of online and in-person opportunities every day to help connect, educate, and engage the community. You do not have to be in services to participate in these meetings.

Many of our groups use Zoom, a video conferencing platform. You can join by using your phone, tablet, or computer. To learn more about how to join Zoom  click here 

Each group uses a unique link and a secure connection. We have implemented many settings to help create the best virtual experience and connection we can. Please see the notices at the bottom of the page or contact with any questions.


Are you currently receiving services at HealthWest? You may qualify for additional groups. Please talk with your caseworker about other groups you may be eligible for.





Adult SMART Recovery

Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 pm @ HealthWest MHC (376 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon)

Tuesdays at at 10 am @ Covenant Hall (1364 Terrace St., Muskegon)

SMART Recovery is one of the leading recovery groups in the United States dedicated to helping participants learn tools and techniques for self-empowerment. Participants in the group learn tools to aid their recovery process based on substantial, proven scientific evidence and research and are encouraged to engage with a global support system.




Teen SMART Recovery

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm

SMART Recovery is a self-help program that offers a place where teens can get together to try to look into and change behaviors that hurts themselves and others like smoking, drinking, fighting and using drugs, to name a few.

Join Zoom Meeting


Koffee with Kevin

Tuesdays, 10:00 am

Join Kevin Schmidt, Lead Family Contact, for Koffee with Kevin every Tuesday at 10 am in person! If you have children in services, this group of supportive parents and caregivers with lived expierence are here to assist you and your family in your journey.


• These groups are not a counseling session; there is no official therapy-client alliance created here.
• We are mandated reporters; should we have reasonable suspicion that you are a danger to yourself, someone else, or a child is being hurt, we must report to authorities.
• There is no anonymity. These groups are open to the public.
• Personal information disclosed in these sessions is viewable to anyone in attendance.
• You are free to leave this group at any time and may join late also.
• All participants are here to overcome issues related to social isolation. If your comments are considered hurtful, demeaning, or are being disruptive, you will be removed from the group.
• Groups are held by a variety of staff and will coach at their skill level but in a way that everyone can understand.
• These groups are free for all community members.
• Groups will be held according to the schedule. Participation may be limited by technology.
• Groups that do not include age specifications in their description are targeted to an adult population.
• Participants can expect to learn basic skills in managing anxiety, worry, and other symptoms related to uncertainty.
• The information discussed in these groups will not be added to a clinical record and no documentation of dialogue will be retained./