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

Charter House Clubhouse Advocating for Mental Health

Charter House Clubhouse has been actively advocating for mental health.  

Clubhouse members are seen below with Senator Gretchen Whitmer.


Senator Whitmer with CharterHouse Members 

Guiding Principles of Recovery

Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) is dedicated to helping adults with mental health issues gain greater control over their lives and become more actively involved in their recovery process.  Using the principles of person-centered planning, staff will help you identify supports to assist you on your road to recovery.  These supports may include case management, therapy, medication management, support groups, Peer Support Services, day program, clubhouse and vocational assistance, housing assistance as well as life skills training.   Since services are person-centered, you will be an active participant in making decisions about your care.

SAMSHA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, has identified 10 key guiding principles of recovery and it is the mission of AMHS to incorporate these guiding principles of recovery into all service provided at AMHS.

These principles are:

Hope: Hope is the catalyst of the recovery process. The belief that recovery is possible is the essential motivation for the services AMHS provides and our vision is that people can and do overcome the internal and external challenges that confront them.

Self determination:  Person-centered planning is one of the key aspects AMHS utilizes in helping individuals exercise choice over the services and supports that assist their recovery and increase their resilience.

Responsibility: Individuals are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their own journeys of recovery, and their strengths and resources are a foundation AMHS helps support through providing opportunities and resources.

Respect: Taking steps toward recovery requires great courage; AMHS believes that societal acceptance and appreciation for those affected by mental health and substance abuse issues is crucial to recovery.

Support:  Peers, professionals and allies provide a range of resources to assist people in the process of recovery. Mutual support and mutual aid groups, including the sharing of experiential knowledge and skills, are invaluable in recovery.  Peer support services provide important resources to assist those in recovery.

Resilience:  Recovery is often non-linear, characterized by continual growth and improved functioning that may involve unanticipated changes and challenges. Setbacks are a natural, but not inevitable, part of the recovery process; AMHS believes it is essential to foster resilience through creating a supportive environment.

Holistic:  AMHS embraces the belief that recovery is holistic, and that it encompasses an individual's whole life, including mind, body, spirit, and community.

Relationships:  Family members, peers, providers, spiritual groups and other allies are vital supports who offer hope and encouragement, as well as strategies and resources for recovery.

Diversity:  Cultural background including values, traditions and beliefs are integral in determining a person's unique journey. AMHS strives to provide services that are culturally attuned, sensitive, and competent.

Trauma- Informed Care:  Trauma experiences such as domestic violence, disasters, and physical or sexual abuse are often associated with substance abuse and mental health issues. AMHS provides trauma- informed care through continuing education and information, and fosters physical and emotional safety in the course of treatment, valuing trust, empowerment, and collaboration.

Integrated Care Iniative

The intent of the CMHA-CEI Integrated Care Initiative is to enhance the availability of mental health treatment services to patients of the various county Health Department clinics as well as primary care clinics within the Tri-County Area. The goal is to provide brief, evidence based, effective, outcome focused, services which are coordinated with primary care services in a fully integrated manner.

The co-located project with the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) has continued to operate to capacity with three Mental Health Therapists located at three ICHD sites and recently experienced the exciting addition of four hours of consultative psychiatry to the main ICHD Adult Services location on S. Cedar.

Read more: Integrated Care Iniative

Year of Recovery Initiative

The Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties Adult Mental Health Services Program (AMHS) has designated 2012 as the “Year of Recovery!”

Read more: Year of Recovery Initiative

CMHA-CEI and Michigan Participate in the National Core Indicator Project

The National Core Indicator (NCI) Project was implemented to establish a nationally recognized set of performance and outcome indicators to measure performance of public services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. With direction and assistance from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Community Mental Health Service Programs across the state, including CMHA-CEI, helped several hundred individuals receiving supports participate in confidential surveys. The goal of the project was to assess how well services help people be safe and healthy, help people achieve real life outcomes, assist family members with caring for someone with a disability, and ensure a stable and quality staff pool. The survey emphasizes the measurement of outcomes that are meaningful to the people we serve. Examples of these quality of life questions include how often respondents feel lonely, if they have a paid job and if they have had a complete physical in the past year.

To see the results for Michigan and other states across the Nation, please click here to download the 2011-12 Adult Consumer Survey.

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