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

 

***HealthWest is accepting donations to help ensure the safety of our staff and those we serve during this outbreak. Click here for more info on how to donate***

 

Call before visiting HealthWest: 231-724-1111

24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line: 231-722-HELP (4357)

 

HealthWest is dedicated to providing essential behavioral health and substance use services to our community.

 

However, during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the delivery of those services will change as we work to limit personal contact to help prevent any further spread.  Our response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak will be assessed regularly and change as appropriate. Please check back to this page or follow our Facebook page for any changes.  When in doubt, please also contact your HealthWest worker.

 

HealthWest will continue to serve the essential behavioral health and substance use treatment needs of Muskegon County residents during the stay-at-home order issued today by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

 

HealthWest has closed most of its facilities, with only the Mental Health Center and Brinks Crisis Residential facilities remaining open to the public. Limited staff is available at these facilities, and anyone arriving for services will be screened for coronavirus symptoms before being allowed into the buildings.

 

HealthWest staff will conduct intake screenings over the phone for individuals wanting to start new services. Individuals seeking assistance should call 231-720-3200. Individuals in crisis can contact our crisis line 24-hours a day at 231-722-HELP (4357).

 

Anyone with questions about their services at HealthWest is encouraged to call 231-724-1111 or their HealthWest worker prior to visiting one of our facilities.

 

If you are feeling physically ill, please contact your primary care physician.

 

Virtual Groups

HealthWest is offering FREE virtual groups to help address mental health and substance use needs during the governor’s stay-at-home order. Click here to learn more about these groups or join in.

 

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.

HealthWest has partnered with groups across Muskegon County to encourage residents to Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives. during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

 

We’d love it if you joined in, too!

 

You can download graphics you can share on social media by clicking here.

 

You can also show your support by adding a custom frame to you Facebook profile picture. To do this, visit your Facebook profile, click on your profile picture, select update, add frame, and then search “Stay Safe Muskegon.”

 

The more people are able to stay home, the more lives we can save.

 

Community Resources

We understand that times of extended social isolation can lead to mental and physical health challenges. HealthWest is here to help. Please check out these available resources if you need additional support in reaching your behavioral health and substance use goals:

 

Step-by-Step Directions for Making a Mask

 

Behavioral Health Resources:

Resources from the National Council For Behavioral Health

Family and Child Resources from MHS Assessments

Resources from Mental Health America

Stress and Anxiety Resources from the CDC

Resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Resources from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

 

Addiction Support:

Online Smart Recovery Meetings

Online AA Meetings

 

General Support:

Looking for general support such as food programs, payment assistance, unemployment information and more? Visit Muskegon 211’s COVID-19 Resources Page or call 211.

 

Important Phone Numbers:

HealthWest Crisis Line: 231-722-HELP (4357)

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

Trevor Project (support for LGBTQ youth): 866-488-7386

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Nacional De Prevencion Del Suicido: 888-628-9454

Suicide Hotline for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 800-799-4889

Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-273-8255 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Call 211: 211

 

 

Provider Resources:

Our contracted providers play a key role in delivering important behavioral health and substance use services to Muskegon County residents. We will share resources here that you may find helpful while continuing to provide essential services to our community:

 

Training and Technical Assistance From SAMHSA

State Resources and Updates from the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Resources from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

CDC Info for Healthcare Professionals

Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Resources from the National Council For Behavioral Health

Resources from the American Psychiatric Association

 

 

COVID-19 Response Resources:

 

Questions About COVID-19?

Public Health – Muskegon County, 231-724-6246 or https://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/1611/Coronavirus

Michigan COVID-19 Hotline: 888-535-6136

Mercy Health COVID-19 Hotline: 833-247-1258

Spectrum Health COVID-19 Hotline: 833-559-0659

 

COVID-19 Virtual Screening Options

Mercy Health

Spectrum Health 

 

State of Michigan COVID-19 Guidance & Updates

Michigan.gov/coronavirus 

Michigan Executive Orders & Directives

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Guidance

CDC.gov/coronavirus