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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August 2018

Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Training

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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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…

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QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

August 8 @ 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! When confronted by a suicidal person we can get confused, upset, and concerned about what to do. The steps are fairly simple and this class will…

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MYalliance System of Care Orientation

August 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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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. 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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Burnout & Compassion Fatigue: Fostering Emotional Resiliency

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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Burnout is real! Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary trauma, is characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. This can happen to us when working with people who are suffering or that have been traumatized. Come learn the warning signs as well as the protective factors. Sometimes helping hurts, but you can learn to foster emotional resiliency!

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2018 Health, Wellness & Recovery Fair

August 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hackley Park, 350 W Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI United States
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8TH Annual Health, Wellness & Recovery Fair This free community event features: 90+ exhibitor booths Health Screenings & Giveaways Live music Kids activities Free lunch for the first 1,000 attendees There is a suggested $35 donation to have a booth at this event - this includes an agency networking breakfast from 9:30am - 10:30am and lunch for two booth representatives. We are also looking for individuals to provide services at this event whether that's fitness demos, health screenings, chair massages,…

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Michigan Human Trafficking Awareness Training

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Community Gathering Initiative

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mahali, 2870 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49444
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The conversation continues! Join us at an evening of spoken word poetry and community dialogue about race and difference in Muskegon County. Dinner included.

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September 2018

QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

September 12 @ 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! When confronted by a suicidal person we can get confused, upset, and concerned about what to do. The steps are fairly simple and this class will…

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 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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Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Training

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HealthWest, 376 E Apple Ave
Muskegon, 49442 United States
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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…

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