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


What is “SOC?”

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MYalliance System of Care (SOC) is a collaboration between youth,
families, schools, and other child-serving agencies aimed at improving
community services for youth with complex needs. This effort focuses
on increasing access to care and engaging youth and families in
designing the programs that serve them. The SOC approach helps
youth experience improvements in mental health, school outcomes,
substance use, and other areas of life. MYalliance emphasizes
collaboration, cultural responsiveness, resilience development, and
community engagement.

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Family Driven – Youth Guided – Culturally and Linguistically Responsive –
Trauma Informed and Resilience Based – Community Based – Collaborative and


Goal 1: More effectively serve Muskegon County youth and families to improve
their health and wellness, live more self-directed lives, and reach their full
Goal 2: All youth and families in Muskegon County can access and receive needed
Goal 3: The SOC approach will be fully developed, sustainable, and replicable
throughout Michigan, building on other statewide initiatives.


• Using the SOC values as a framework, enhance the infrastructure of childserving
systems to improve coordination and quality of care through crossagency
learning opportunities, quality improvement, and barrier busting.
• Empower and engage families and youth to direct and guide the development
of the SOC by implementing best practices, such as creating leadership
opportunities through youth- and parent-led groups (e.g., BOOM Youth and
the Parent Advisory Committee) and participation on decision-making boards,
and supporting agency partners to integrate the voices of persons served.
• Increase access to our community-based continuum of care by expanding
capacity of intensive Wraparound and Transition Age services, imbedding
behavioral health teams in Muskegon County schools, facilitating access to
behavioral health services by using a mobile response and stabilization model,
and supporting schools and agencies in trauma-informed practices.
• Expand the MYalliance SOC model in Muskegon County and share outcomes
with statewide stakeholders to support SOC expansion across Michigan.