Suicide Prevention

If there is an immediate fear of death or injury, please call 911. Any suicidal thought is a risk. HealthWest's crisis line is (231)-722-HELP.  Please call:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

(800) 273-TALK (8255)

HealthWest crisis helpline:

231) 722-HELP (4357)

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May 2019

QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

May 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 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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Michigan Human Trafficking Awareness Training

May 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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$20

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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RECON: Veteran Resilience Conference 2019

May 30 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Free

For a full list of speakers or to register, visit the event's website: www.ReconEvent.org WHAT IS RECON? ReCon is a Resilience Conference focused on veteran, family and community resilience. Pioneering a Veteran resilience movement starts with all of us. That’s why ReCon: Resilience Conference focuses on bringing you the best speakers, resources, and practices to equip you with the tools you need to continue encouraging and strengthening others. Veterans, relatives of Veterans, Veteran service providers, and anyone who is interested in…

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June 2019

Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Training

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Free

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 building resilience and supporting those who have experienced trauma or toxic stress. This is a…

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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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 community members…

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QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

June 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 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 System of Care Orientation

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
muskegon are, 630 Harvey St.
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States
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Free

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. Collaboratively, MYalliance System of Care will restructure Muskegon County’s youth serving systems to better serve youth with or at risk for mental health challenges. The system’s redesign will be youth guided and family driven,…

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Mental Health 101

June 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Free

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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July 2019

QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

July 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 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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August 2019

QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

August 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 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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