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

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January 2020

January 2020 Wellness Classes

January 1 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

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QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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here is hope for preventing suicide. Let's all participate and learn. In just over a year and a half, more than 2,350 people in Muskegon County have been trained in how to help someone who is considering taking their own life. Communities that know QPR skills have fewer suicides. Become a certified QPR Gatekeeper! Most people who die by suicide have discussed their desire to die before taking their life. Most of us do not know what to say or…

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Provide Support in the Aftermath of Crisis Psychological First Aid (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-- people can recover from a traumatic event with support. HealthWest has a community Psychological First Aid (PFA) team which responds to traumatic events in Muskegon County. This training is designed to equip community members…

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February 2020

Mental Health 101

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HealthWest, 376 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States
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The brain is an organ in the body that sometimes malfunctions just like other organs such as the kidney or the heart. This class is an intro to mental health. Recovery is possible and often people do not understand this. We will talk about various forms of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and addiction and when one should seek help. This class will help decrease apprehension about reaching out to help others or getting help yourself. This class…

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QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

February 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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There is hope for preventing suicide. Let's all participate and learn. In just over a year and a half, more than 2,350 people in Muskegon County have been trained in how to help someone who is considering taking their own life. Communities that know QPR skills have fewer suicides. Become a certified QPR Gatekeeper! Most people who die by suicide have discussed their desire to die before taking their life. Most of us do not know what to say or…

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Introduction to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) – 2 CEUs

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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This is an introduction to ACEs. ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and toxic stress have a direct impact on an individual's health and wellbeing. In fact, people who have experienced 6 or more ACEs before the age of 18 are estimated to live 20 years less than those who have experienced 1 or no ACEs. As an ACE score increase, so does the risk of disease, social and emotional problems. Learn more about ACEs as well as tips and tools for…

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Michigan Human Trafficking Awareness Training

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Human Trafficking is considered a form of modern-day slavery. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry and occurs in all parts of the world, including here in Muskegon! It is believed that over 20 million people, from all walks of life, have been victims of human trafficking. From child sex trafficking, to forced labor (farm workers, domestic servants and construction workers), these victims have been denied their freedom, their livelihood (earned wages), and are often subjected to inhumane living conditions and unsafe…

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