HealthWest will hold virtual mental health groups

HealthWest, formerly called Muskegon Community Mental Health, is a behavioral wellness agency with a broad range of integrated health services designed to meet the needs of adults and youth with serious behavioral health challenges, developmental disabilities and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Recognizing the ill effects that isolation can have, HealthWest is now offering a number of online sessions every day to help connect, educate, and engage the community, utilizing Zoom technology. People do not have to be receiving services to participate in these meetings.

Use the link to join or visit HealthWest’s website, at and click on the link there. The one exception is Smart Recovery, which is at the Zoom link

People are also invited to join the HealthWest Facebook page and watch one of the April virtual groups.

Those having questions should email

Please note that there is no expectation of privacy; the groups are public and, as noted above, may be viewed on Facebook.

The following groups are currently offered:

Talk Time

Every day at 1:00 p.m.
Talk Time is an opportunity for you to engage and talk to community members. This meeting is designed to bring people together and create a space for the us to enjoy the company of a friendly face. Feel free to ask questions, tell jokes, anything uplifting.

Mindfulness Techniques
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.
Join HealthWest staff to learn a new mindfulness technique that you can integrate into your day to help curb anxiety.

Smart Recovery
Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Smart Recovery is one of the leading recovery groups in the United States dedicated to helping participants learn tools and techniques for self-empowerment. Participants in the group learn tools to aid their recovery process based on substantial, proven scientific evidence and research and are encouraged to engage with a global support system.

See above for the Zoom link, or join by phone: +1 929 436 2866, meeting ID: 261 524 945

Fun Friday
Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
Having fun and learning a new activity is proven to enhance mental health and combat the boredom blues. Tune in each Friday to try your hand a new activity. All ages are welcome and no experience is needed.
4/10- Nature Art for the family
4/17- TBD
4/24- Yoga
It is also important to know that none of these are intended to handle people feeling like they are in crisis. People who are really struggling or feeling depressed should call the local crisis helpline at 231-722-HELP (4357) any time, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.


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