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

Trauma is an overwhelming event or events that renders an individual helpless, powerless, and creates a threat of harm and/or loss AND an
internalization of the experience that continues to impact the person’s development as well as their perception of self, others, and the world.

However, the effects of trauma don’t end when the traumatic event ends.

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. The repeated stress of abuse, neglect, and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at increased risk of health problems.

We are working to make Muskegon County a more trauma-informed and healthy community.