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

HealthWest along with our community partners has a Psychological First Aid (PFA) team that responds to traumatic events in our county. PFA aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a 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. Psychological First Aid is practically focused. People can recover from a traumatic event with support. PFA supports safety, calmness, self-empowerment, connectedness, and hope.

 

 

Examples of traumatic events:

 

  • Suicide
  • Homicide
  • Unexpected death
  • Accidents
  • Personal crisis
  • Workplace violence
  • Violent threats

 

Contact Psychological First Aid Specialist Joellen Rhyndress, LLMSW at (231) 638-3988