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 online sessions 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 with any questions.


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




Talk Time

Everyday at 1 pm

Talk Time is an opportunity for you to engage and talk to community members. This meeting is designed to bring people together and create a space for the us to enjoy the company of a friendly face. Feel free to ask questions, tell jokes, anything uplifting!

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Join by phone: 929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 769 623 699


Gentle Exercises From Home

Tuesdays at 10:20 am

Get moving and stay healthy from your own living room with simple exercises demonstrated and taught by a HealthWest staff member.This class is open to and can be done by community members of all ages and with movement limitations.
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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.

Join URL:

Join by Phone: 929-436-2866

Meeting ID: 971 0953 9021


Direct Service Professional Support Group

Fridays at 10 am

Caring for others requires a great deal of compassion, creativity, energy, and empathy. Who takes care of you when you’ve given your all to others?Join others who want to talk about the work, the high demands, the rewards of caregiving, and preserving your own health at the same time.

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Equality First

Thursdays at 6 pm

A virtual support group that provides a safe place to discuss trials and triumphs that affect the LGBTQ+/SOGIE community.

(Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, pansexual, asexual, omnisexual)

(Sexual orientation and gender identity expression)

Join URL:

Join by Phone: 929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 966 9086 9569




Caring for Children Who’ve Experienced Trauma

Starting July 8th, Wednesdays at 5 pm

This 9 week group will help caregivers understand the types of trauma and the impact of trauma on brain development. Join us via zoom to discuss how to create emotional safety by adjusting your response to the behaviors youth use to express their needs. The group will look at the power of positive connections and how critical your own well-being is to the healing process.

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Family Support and Resources

Wednesdays at 1 pm

This is a safe space for parents or caregivers to check in during this time. We will highlight activities to engage the family, self care ideas to take care of yourself, and be here to support you in any way we can.

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Teen Coping Skills

Thursdays at 2 pm- Starting June 11

This four week group, includes four sessions for high school age students to learn helpful ways to manage anxiety and depression.. You will learn a new skill each week. Those entering high school in the fall are eligible.

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Teen SMART Recovery

Tuesdays at 1:30-2:30 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:

Join by Phone: 929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 208 977 640


Talk Time For Students

Grades 3rd-5th
Mondays, 1:30 pm

Grades 6th-8th
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Stop by for virtual story time! This session is designed for parents and their children 6 years old and under.

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Koffee with Kevin

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

(Thursdays will start on June 25)

Join Kevin Schmidt, Parent Support Specialist, for virtual Koffee with Kevin every Tuesday at 10 am! This is an open group of supportive parents and caregivers that are here to support and connect.

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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.