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


Media & Advocacy

Questions? Please contact:


Cece Riley
Communications & Training Manager


Gary Ridley
Communications & Social Marketing Coordinator


Aug. 13, 2021 – Muskegon County’s largest health resource fair returning for its 10th anniversary in 2021


Aug. 12, 2020 – Expansion of federal CCBHC program to increase access to behavioral and physical health services in Muskegon County

July 13, 2020 – HealthWest to test all adult foster care, congregate living facility residents and staff for COVID-19

May 28, 2020 – Mask Up Muskegon campaign working to get masks to Muskegon County residents in need, promote COVID-19 safety

May 6, 2020 – HealthWest nurses begin testing for COVID-19 in congregate living facilities

March 31, 2020 – HealthWest to offer free virtual groups to support mental wellbeing during governor’s stay-at-home order

March 17, 2020 – HealthWest to continue providing essential behavioral health and substance use services during Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

March 15, 2020 – HealthWest takes precautionary steps to prevent spread of COVID-19

Feb. 18, 2020 – HealthWest assisting those receiving mental health and substance use services at Muskegon Family Care

Jan. 29, 2020 – Former Detroit Lions QB Eric Hipple, military social worker April Thompson to present at ReCon Veteran Resilience Conference



Oct. 14, 2019 – HealthWest to Launch Teen Addiction Recovery Program in Muskegon County

Sept. 19, 2019 – Opiate Summit Returns to Muskegon County for 2019

June 28, 2019 – State of Michigan Issues Proposal to Terminate Contract with the Lakeshore Regional Entity

June 26, 2019 – Underfunding of Michigan Mental Health System shifts financial burden to counties

May 21, 2019 – HealthWest to host statewide ReCon: Veteran Resilience Conference

March 29, 2019 – Mental Health Funding Gaps Foreshadow Crises in Michigan