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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Community Resources

“Seeking to raise awareness and reduce stigma in order to create a suicide safer community by promoting hope, connectedness, and healing.”

If you are in crisis, call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or the Muskegon Crisis Line at 231-722-HELP (4357).

The Suicide Prevention Coalition (SPC) of Muskegon County is a data-driven group, working in conjunction with the Suicide Fatality Review Team and the Medical Examiner.

SPC Meetings are open to all community members, and are held the 4th Wednesday, every other month: 12 pm at HealthWest (376 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, MI)

The SPC is working to support suicide attempt survivors with a newly formed task force and Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group (ages 18+). The Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm – 8:30 pm in the Boardroom at Mercy Health Hackley Campus, 1700 Clinton St., Muskegon, MI.

For suicide loss survivors, the Survivors of Suicide Support Group of the Lakeshore meets the 3rd Monday of each month, 7pm – 8:30 pm at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1716 Sixth St., Muskegon, MI.

The SPC is working to support community awareness and education through events and trainings, such as:
•The Annual Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Walk
•QPR Trainings
•Mental Health First Aid Trainings

Mental Health First Aid
•Free 8 hour training which aims to educate about how to appropriately intervene with someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
•Veteran, Youth, and Adult

QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer
•Free 90 Minute suicide prevention class held throughout the community, as well as monthly at HealthWest.
•Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.
•Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.
•Can be customized for Veterans, Law Enforcement, Physicians, Schools, RNs, and more

We can bring QPR to your workplace, church, or community group free of charge.  Please let us know how you would like to become involved in this very important issue.

 

CONTACT US

For more information about the Suicide Prevention Coalition, available resources, or to inquire about a training or schedule a training, contact us online at:
www.facebook.com/suicidepreventioncoalition , or by email at scott.teichmer@healthwest.net

 

RESOURCES

Muskegon County Local Crisis Line
231-722-HELP (4357)
*answered by a live credentialed clinician who can assist in developing a safety plan, refer to Mobile Crisis Services, and/or direct individuals to emergency services

Psychological First Aid (PFA)
Aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis. Early intervention can prevent more serious mental health problems later. PFA supports safety, calmness, self-empowerment, connectedness, and hope. Contact Joellen Rhyndress at (231) 638-3988 for more information.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1 for Veterans

Crisis Text Line: Send text to 741741