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

For People We Serve

We offer a wide range of group therapy options for you! Research shows that group therapy is beneficial and enriches your therapy experience. If you are open to HealthWest services and interested in learning more about a group contact your case manager to see how you can get involved.


If you are not currently in services you can attend one our community groups. For a list of groups and trainings that are open to the community, visit our 





Wednesdays at 2 pm

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group is focused on building positive behavior changes by reducing self-harm and negative thinking.


Men’s Skills Group

Tuesdays at 3 pm

This group is designed to help men in recovery learn and practice the skills they need to maintain their sobriety and deepen their recovery.


Talk Time

Everyday at 1 pm

Talk Time is an opportunity for you to engage and talk to community members. This meeting is designed to bring people together and create a space for the us to enjoy the company of a friendly face. Feel free to ask questions, tell jokes, anything uplifting!

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Join by phone: 929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 769 623 699


Creative Coping

Fridays at 2 pm

Creative Coping uses mindfulness skills to help participants regulate their mood, improve depression and reduce anxiety.


My Body, My Life

Thursdays at 4 pm

This is an informational group for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to become sexual self- advocates.  It is our hope that through education and awareness people will: Gain an understanding of healthy relationships and sexuality to make informed, educated choices about sexual and nonsexual relationships. Topic areas include, Gender Identity & Expression Safety in sex, relationships, and other areas of making decisions about sex and relationships Communication Anatomy STIs And many other topics.



Thursdays at 3 pm

Women’s trauma group that specifically targets how we unconsciously respond to past bad experiences. You will not have to share those experiences in this group.


Domestic Violence

Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

This support group is for Women 18+ who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence themselves or individuals raised in a violent or controlling environments.



Equality First

Thursdays at 6 pm

Equality First is a safe place to discuss issues related to the SOGIE/ LGBTQ+ community.

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Join by Phone: 929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 966 9086 9569


Women of Wellness (WOW)

Wednesdays at 12 pm

Women of Wellness is a safe and supportive environment that’s all about empowering women with any addiction through wellness. 


Gentle Exercises From Home

Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Get moving and stay healthy from your own living room! HealthWest staff will demonstrate simple exercises to keep your body and mind active. This class is designed for all ages and abilities, including individuals with movement concerns or limitations.

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SMART Recovery

Wednesdays at 2 pm

SMART Recovery is one of the leading recovery groups in the United States dedicated to helping participants learn tools and techniques for self-empowerment. Participants in the group learn tools to aid their recovery process based on substantial, proven scientific evidence and research and are encouraged to engage with a global support system.



Thursdays at 2 PM

Illness Management Recovery Group (IMR) is an evidenced-based practice designed to provide mental health consumers with knowledge and skills necessary to cope with aspects of their mental illness while maintaining and achieving goals in their recovery. This group also allows support to participate in this class upon consumers consent. 


Direct Service Support Group

Fridays at 10 am

This group will aim to support those who are supporting our most vulnerable community members in adult foster care homes, skill building programs, community living supports, etc.  Caring for others requires a great deal of compassion, flexibility, creativity, energy, resourcefulness, and empathy.  Who takes care of you when you’ve given your all to others?  This group will aim to provide education into compassion fatigue, self-care, recognizing signs of anxiety or depression, and celebrating those who thrive on helping others. 

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Teen SMART Recovery

Mondays at 2 pm and Tuesdays at 1:30 pm

SMART Recovery is a self-help program that offers a place where teens can get together to try to look into and change behaviors that hurts themselves and others like smoking, drinking, fighting and using drugs, to name a few.


Koffee with Kevin

Tuesdays at 10 am

Join Kevin Schmidt, Parent Support Specialist, for virtual Koffee with Kevin every Tuesday at 10 am! This is an open group of supportive parents and caregivers that are here to support and connect.


12-15 Group

Mondays at 2 pm

For youth enrolled in office based services programs.

A virtual group to provide a safe, therapeutic environment for youth to discuss various mental health related topics.


Talk Time for Students

Grades 3rd-5th: Mondays, 1:30 pm

Grades 6th-8th: Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

This is a space for school aged youth in the community to gather, discuss, and connect with each other. 

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Family Support and Resources

Wednesdays at 1 pm

This is a safe space for parents or caregivers to check in during this time. We will highlight activities to engage the family, self care ideas to take care of yourself, and be here to support you in any way we can.

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Teen Coping Skills

Thursdays at 2 pm- Starting June 11

This four week group, includes four sessions for high school age students to learn helpful ways to manage anxiety and depression.. You will learn a new skill each week. Those entering high school in the fall are eligible.

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Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Ages: 3-6th grade

TRAILS seeks to help students learn skills to navigate common academic and social pressures  and manage mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Positive Family Intervention

Wednesday’s 10am-11am & 2pm-3pm

We cover reformatting your thinking as a parent when it comes to approaching your child and their behaviors. In our seven weekly sessions we teach parents how to identify the motivators of your child’s problem behavior,  identify replacement behaviors, teach replacement behaviors, create a positive behavior support plan and monitor that plan.


Conscious Discipline

Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, trauma informed, social emotional program that teaches kids how to manage their emotions and make safe choices by problem-solving.We work to support parents/caregivers first so they can then help their child(ren) learn along the way to better be able to manage their own emotions and make safe choices.



Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

This group is a support group for youth LGBTQ Plus between the ages of 15 to 18.



For a list of community groups, visit our