Mental Health Crisis Help

Community Mental Health offers walk in or call crisis 24 Hours a Day (Walk-in services are for those in immediate crisis and cannot wait for an appointment). Contact Us to get directions to the CMH Building. Crisis services provides crisis intervention, assessment, and screening for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.
Toll Free: 800.372.8460
Local: 517.346.8460
TTY: 517.267.7623
Mental Health Crisis

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Basic Points of Recovery

1. Pre-Recovery (basic needs come first)

  • A person needs the basic essentials of life, including food, shelter, clothing, and medical care before they can begin their “Recovery” journey

2.  Treatment for Symptoms of Mental Illness

  •  Accepting one’s mental illness and the need for treatment
  •  Understanding a diagnosis and what it means
  •  Understanding the purpose and side-effects of medication
  •  Understanding, choosing and utilizing treatment and supports
  •  All of the above are important for “Recovery”

3.  Having a Purpose and Being Involved

  •  Employment, school, volunteer work and community involvement give purpose, direction, and meaning and promote self-esteem

4.  Medical Care and Healthy Life Style

  •  The average life expectancy of a person with serious mental illness is 25 years less than a person without a serious mental illness
  •  Many people with a serious mental illness have problems with poor nutrition, substance abuse, obesity, smoking, etc.
  •  Access to health care and a healthy life style promote “Recovery”

5.  Social Relationships and Supports

  •  Meaningful relationships with family, friends, and Peers provide acceptance, support meaning and connectedness
  •  Supportive relationships can help combat stigma

6.  Spiritual Meaning

  •  Hope, faith, a feeling of well-being, religion and having a mentor can give people meaning to their life and help them “Recover”


For more information on recovery, click here to be directed to the SAMSHA blog

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