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

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