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)

 

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
(888) 628-9454

LGBTQ Youth Hotline
(866) 488-7386

 

Suicide Hotline for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
(800) 799-4889

 

Crisis Services

Crisis Services at HealthWest

 

  • Community Prevention Education program, including:
    • 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.
    • Question, Persuade, Refer: Free 90 Minute suicide prevention class held regularly at HealthWest.
    • Suicide Prevention Coalition: Offers training, education and consultation around best practices in suicide prevention.
    • For more information or to see a schedule of classes visit https://healthwest.net/community-resources/

 

  • 24 hour crisis line at (231) 722-4357 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.

 

  • HealthWest clients will have a safety plan in place which includes strategies for crisis prevention and intervention.

 

  • HealthWest has a Psychological First Aid Specialist on staff who coordinates a team of individuals trained to respond to traumatic events in the community. 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. PFA supports safety, calmness, self-empowerment, connectedness, and hope. Contact Joellen Rhyndress at (231) 638-3988 for more information.