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Positive Strategies for Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy emotions help a person be successful in work and relationships with other adults and children. It can also improve your physical health. People that are healthy emotionally are more likely to work towards goals, find resources they need, raise confident children, and attract other positive influences into their lives. Emotional health is one of the key building blocks to success.


Public Health – Muskegon County offers a healthy lifestyle informational and skill building 4-session course designed to help participants recognize unhealthy emotional patterns and the role they play in relationships with other adults and children.


Classes are usually held the first four Thursdays of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the public health department. Class is free of charge. Special Note: We will no longer be offering the Positive Strategies program starting February 1, 2014.


Adults and teens with parent/guardian attendance only. In person registration is required. Classes are limited to 20 participants. Call (231) 724-6350 or email healtheducation@co.muskegon.mi.us for more information.


Positive Strategies Program Flyer

Referral Form - For Agency Use

Registration Form - For Public Use


Special Note: Youth inquiring about anger management resources are asked to call Community Mental Health Youth Services at (231) 720-3200, West Michigan Therapy at (231) 728-2138, or their Family Resource Center in their school district for an assessment.


Additional Resources

Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health (FamilyDoctor.org)

Salud mental: cómo mantener su salud emocional (FamilyDoctor.org)


Recipients of substance abuse services have rights protected by state and federal law and promulgated rules. For information contact Public Health – Muskegon County, 209 E. Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442 231-724-6350 or the Bureau of Health Systems, division of Licensing and Certification, Substance Abuse Licensing Section, Recipient Rights Coordinator, P.O. Box 30664, Lansing, MI 48909.