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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November 2019

Mental Health 101

November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 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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Healthy Michigan Plan Forum

November 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Muskegon Community College, 221 Quarterline
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States
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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is taking additional steps in its efforts to preserve coverage for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries by launching regional forums. MDHHS is encouraging stakeholders to register for the forums, which will allow the department to ensure that sufficient space and printed materials are available for attendees. Stakeholders can register by visiting HealthyMichiganPlan.org and clicking the Changes Coming in 2020 tab. November 6, 2019 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, Stevenson Room, Muskegon…

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

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…

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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$10

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. Learn how to assist and more information about Muskegon County’s PFA team. 9:00am-12:00pm, HealthWest Mental Health Center, 376 E. Apple Ave. RSVP: https://nov2019pfa.eventbrite.com

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QPR- Suicide Prevention

November 21, 2019 @ 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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MYalliance SOC Orientation

November 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Muskegon County youth serving agencies are working together to redesign the systems that serve youth with complex needs. A $4 million federal “Systems of Care” grant is providing funds to fill the gaps in the systems that serve youth with behavioral health concerns and their families. The system’s redesign will be youth guided and family driven, meaning that youth and parents will play a vital role in transforming the system that serves them. This orientation is an in depth overview…

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December 2019

December Wellness Classes

December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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QPR- Suicide Prevention

December 19, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Collaborating for Youth

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 2200 Manz Street
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444 United States
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MYalliance System of Care is a collaboration between youth, parents, schools and agencies working together to improve services in our community. This effort is focused on increasing access to needed services and engaging youth and families to help design the programs that serve them. The Systems of Care approach helps communities to see better outcomes for youth and families including improved mental health, better school results, and youth staying safe and out of trouble. This orientation is an in depth…

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Mental Health 101

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 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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