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


Notice of July 19 and Aug. 16 public hearings





July 19, 2022 and August 16, 2022

at 4:30 p.m.


The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners will hold two special board meetings.  The first meeting will be held on July 19 and the second will be held on August 16, 2022, both at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice, 990 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49442.


The purpose of these special meetings is to hold public hearings regarding the possible transition of HealthWest from a county community mental health agency (an agency of the County) to a community mental health authority (a separate public body) pursuant to the Mental Health Code, Act 258 of 1974, and to consider any other business that comes before the Board of Commissioners.


Anyone who wishes to contact members of the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners to provide input may contact Questions about the business that will come before the Board at the special meeting may contact HealthWest at before the start of the meetings. Members of the public also may offer public comment during the special meetings.


Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services to attend should notify HealthWest at (231) 720-3280 within a reasonable time in advance of the meeting.



Dated: June 24, 2022




Robert N. Scolnik, Muskegon County Board Chair