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 Community.Relations@healthwest.net with any questions.

 

Are you currently receiving services at HealthWest? You may qualify for additional groups which you can see here

 

GROUPS FOR ADULTS

 

 

Adult SMART Recovery

Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 pm

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.

Mondays- For Community

Join URL: https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/94092740254

Meeting ID: 940 9274 0254

Phone:   +1 929 436 2866

 

Wednesdays- For Community

Join URL: https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/91975318557

Meeting ID: 919 7531 8557

Phone:     +1 929 436 2866

 

Link to all national meetings: https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php?styleid=29

 

 

SAGA Social Group

First and Third Thursday at 6 pm

Join URL: https://healthwest.zoom.us/j/5956145893

Join by Phone: +1 929 205 6099

Meeting ID: 595 614 5893

A virtual social group that provides a safe place to meet and connect with members of the LGBTQ+/SOGIE Community. Each month will have a topic theme for general discussions, as well as time built in casual social conversation, targeted breakout groups and a sharing of resources and eventsAllies and Advocates are also welcome guests to this group!  

 

GROUPS FOR YOUTH AND THE FAMILY

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 URL: https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/208977640

Join by Phone: 929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 208 977 640

 

Koffee with Kevin

Tuesdays, 10:00 am and Thursdays, 3:00 pm

Join Kevin Schmidt, Lead Family Contact, for Koffee with Kevin every Tuesday at 10 am in person and Thursday at 3:00 pm virtually! 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.

 

Notice for group participants:

• 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./