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


HealthWest has a growing Youth Services department. We believe in the power of wellness and know that parents and children are experts in their own care. We offer services through a variety of approaches and strategies in partnership with youth and families. Children/youth ages 0-26 with a serious emotional disturbance and/or developmental disability and who have Medicaid or MI Child may qualify for services. In addition to the services detailed on this page, Youth Services offers Therapy, Parent Support Services, Respite, and Community Living Support services.

HealthWest teams are multi-disciplinary including clinicians, case managers, nurses, peers and more! Here are a few of the youth programs available to youth who meet eligibility requirements:

    • 24 Hour Crisis Response
    • Home Based 
    • Wraparound
    • Transition Age Services
    • Juvenile Justice Services
    • Autism Program
    • Infant Mental Health
    • Mobile Response and Stabilization
    • School-Based Services 
    • Youth Developmental Disability Services
    • Therapy and Counseling 
    • Clinical, Support and Wellness Groups 
    • Peer Specialist Services
    • Parent Support Partners
    • Medication Administration and Review
    • Substance Use Recovery


Click here to download more information about our services



Michigan has a program to help families who care for their children with severe disabilities at home. The Family Support Subsidy Program can pay for special expenses the family has while caring for their child with severe disabilities. This financial support may help prevent or delay placements outside the home. Click here to learn more or contact Vivian Kelley for more information at 231-724-3515.