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


The Lakeshore Regional Entity Seeks At Large Board Member

HealthWest is accepting applications for a Lakeshore Regional Entity At Large Board of Directors member.  The criteria is as follows:


Following is a list of areas of professional expertise and other criteria that were discussed during the April 21, 2016 LRE Board meeting for the At Large Board position:

• Clergy

• Providers of Service (including public transporation)

• Persons served (primary and secondary – MI, DD, SUD, SED)

• Managed Care/HMO

• Healthcare Providers

• Business Leaders

• Educators

• Law Enforcement



The following is also considered:

• Cultural Diversity

• Demographics




An individual selected for the position should know that the Board meets minimally once per month on the third Thursday at 1:00 PM in various locations.  The Lakeshore Regional Entity covers Muskegon, Kent, Ottawa, Lake, Mason, Oceana, and Allegan Counties.


Please download the application by clicking here: LRE At Large Board Member Application.

Criteria and considerations can be downloaded here: LRE At Large Board Member Criteria


Your completed application can be submitted to Joy VanderVen via email at or submitted to Joy VanderVen at HealthWest, 376 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442.


Additional information about The Lakeshore Regional Entity can be found here: