North Country Community Mental Health

North Country CMH

To access services, call 1-800-834-3393 or TTY/TDD: dial 711
24-Hr Crisis Line: 1-800-442-7315

North Country Community Mental Health covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska and Otsego Counties.

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North Country Community Mental Health provides services to all residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, and Otsego Counties experiencing an emotional problem, mental illness or developmental disability.


For access to all North Country CMH services, please contact the Access Center at 
1-800-834-3393

Adult Counseling/Therapy

Adult counseling/therapy services are available in all six counties through the NCCMH Community Consultation and Treatment Services offices. A timely initial assessment will help identify and clarify a person's difficulties and strengths as well as contributing factors. Treatment planning integrates a "person centered" approach with best practice guidelines and medical necessity criteria to achieve the most effective and efficient outcome.

  • Services
    • Initial service assessment
    • Diagnostic evaluations
    • Brief, individual, group or family therapies
    • Psychological testing
    • Psychiatric nursing
    • Psychiatric evaluation and consultation
    • Medication prescription and monitoring
    • Referrals for psychosocial support, residential, or other community services
  • Eligibility
    • Any person experiencing a need for treatment may apply. Services will be provided as necessary and appropriate.
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Assertive Community Treatment

The Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACT) provides intensive, community based services designed to foster independent living. Services are provided in community settings.

  • Services
    • Crisis response and stabilization
    • Service Coordination
    • Specialized mental health training and treatment
    • Socialization and skill training
    • Health and rehabilitation services
    • Vocational services
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  • Eligibility
    • Persons with serious mental illness who require intensive services and supports and who, without ACT, would require more restrictive services and/or settings.

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Child & Family Services

North Country Community Mental Health has developed a continuum of services intended to support and empower children and families. Maintaining the family unit is the primary goal of child and family services. The continuum of services includes: outreach therapy, counseling and therapy, and residential and crisis respite services.

Outreach Therapy

Outreach therapy services are home-based, client-centered services that provide an intensive nontraditional style of treatment to children and families.

  • Services

    • Assessment and person-centered treatment

    • Solution focused family therapy

    • Psycho-educational skill development

    • Parenting Skills

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  • Eligibility

    • Families are referred to the program when a child is at risk of out-of-the-home placement, traditional therapy has been unproductive and the supervising clinical team determines that intensive in-home services would be beneficial.

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Respite Services

Alternatives and/or supports to prevent long-term out-of-home placement are available on a limited basis through this program.

  • Services

    • Family Friend 

    • Trained Respite Care Providers 

    • Skill Building Respite 

    • Licensed Providers

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  • Eligibility

    • Children currently in treatment for emotional disorders, residing in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, or Otsego Counties may be eligible for respite services.

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Community Support Services For Persons With Developmental Disabilities

North Country Community Mental Health provides or coordinates a full array of services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. Services are designed to increase and promote personal development, independence, productivity, and general well-being. Services provided include: Assessment, Individual Plan of Service, Supports Coordination, Residential Placement Assistance, Supported Living Arrangements, Volunteer Services, Professional Treatment, Crisis Intervention and Family Support (see Family Support section).

Person Centered Planning Process

  • Services
    • Assessments by professional staff such as social workers, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, speech and language pathologists and psychiatrists. Assessments may be conducted by agency employees or contractual staff. 
    • Individual treatment planning 
    • Monitoring and support 
    • Crisis response and resolution
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  • Eligibility
    • All eligible persons with a developmental disability residing in the service area.
    • Individual meets Michigan Mental Health Code criteria for developmental disability: 

      If applied to an individual older than five years, a severe, chronic condition that meets all of the following requirements:

      • Is attributed to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairment.
      • Manifested before the individual is 22 years old.
      • Is likely to continue indefinitely. 
    • Results in substantial functional limitation in three or more of the following areas of major life activities.
      • Self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity
        for independent living, economic self-
        sufficiency
      • Reflects the individual's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, treatment or other services that are of lifelong or extended duration and individually planned and coordinated.
      • If applied to a minor from birth to age five, a substantial developmental delay or a specific congenital or acquired condition with a high probability of resulting in developmental disability.

Supports Coordination

Supports Coordination is provided to eligible individuals with multiple support needs who require assistance in accessing medically necessary and/or therapeutic agency and community services.

  • Services

    • Individual assessment

    • Treatment/service planning

    • Residential placement assistance 

    • Supported Living Arrangements

    • Linkage with community services or supports 

    • Monitoring and advocacy 

    • Treatment interventions

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Community Support Services For Persons With Mental Illness

The Community Support Services Program for Persons with Mental Illness provides a wide range of services to reduce the incidence and length of inpatient hospitalization, and to assist persons remaining in the community to live in the least restrictive setting, and attain their life goals. The programs operated by the Community Support Services Program include: Services Coordination, Hospital Liaison, Residential Services, and Psychosocial Programming.

Service Coordination

Service coordination is offered to persons with multiple needs who require the range of supports provided by service coordinators. Supports and services are individualized based upon assessment and person-centered planning.

  • Services

    • Individual assessment 

    • Person-centered planning 

    • Linkage with other services 

    • Monitoring and advocacy 

    • Outreach

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  • Eligibility

    • Adults experiencing serious mental illness, with multiple service needs and are unable to independently access and sustain involvement with needed services.

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Residential Services

North Country Community Mental Health operates a residential program that offers crisis intervention and respite support for adults with mental illness. In addition, specialized foster care placements can be accessed.

  • Services

    • 24 hour supervised setting with nursing and medical support.

    • Transitional, respite and crisis residential 

    • Adult foster care and specialized residential placements

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  • Eligibility

    • Same as above

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Psychosocial Clubhouse Services

The Petoskey Club and the New Horizons Clubhouse offer psychosocial programs for persons experiencing or recovering from mental illness.

  • Services

    • Identifying and using strengths and abilities 

    • Building skills with vocational opportunities 

    • Promoting healthy relationships with social opportunities 

    • Advocacy and support for members


  • Eligibility

    • Persons experiencing or recovering from a mental illness

    • Ability to participate in and benefit from psychosocial rehabilitation services.

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The Petoskey Club
555 W Mitchell St.
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-1786
New Horizons Clubhouse
7164 Rapid City Rd., N.W.
Rapid City, MI 49676
(231) 331-4821

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Family Support Services For Persons With Developmental Disabilities

The Family Support Program provides or locates services for families who have a child with a developmental disability living at home. Services available are designed to meet the special needs of these families and are intended to help the family maintain the child in the home.

  • Services
    • Intake for Community Support Services for
      Persons with Developmental Disabilities
    • Respite
    • Permanency planning
    • Consultation
    • Interagency coordination and advocacy
    • Referral and linking to other needed services
    • Assistance in obtaining benefits and entitlements
    • Advocacy
    • Coordination with primary care physician
    • Family Education
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  • Eligibility
    • All families with an eligible developmentally disabled individual living at home, who reside in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, or Otsego Counties.
    • Individual has a disability which meets Michigan Mental Health Code criteria for developmental disability:
           If applied to an individual older than five years, a severe, chronic  
           condition that meets all of the following requirements.
      • Is attributed to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairment.
      • Is manifested before the individual is 22 years old.
      • Is likely to continue indefinitely.
      • Results in substantial functional limitation in three or more of the following areas of major life activities. 
        • Self-care
        • Receptive and expressive language
        • Learning
        • Mobility
        • Self-Direction
        • Capacity for independent living
        • Economic self-sufficiency
      • Reflects the individual's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, treatment or other services that are of lifelong or extended duration and individually planned and coordinated.
      • If applied to a minor from birth to age five, a substantial developmental delay or a specific congenital or acquired condition with a high probability of resulting in developmental disability.
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  • Additional Supports
    • Volunteer services recruits, places, and trains volunteers to help individuals participate more fully in community life and activities.
    • Community presentations are provided to increase understanding and knowledge about persons with developmental disabilities.

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OBRA/Older Adult Services

The Older Adult Services program is designed to meet the mental health needs of the elderly population. Through coordination with nursing homes in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, and Otsego Counties, this program assists in compliance with federal regulations regarding appropriateness of admissions to nursing homes.

  • Services
    • Nursing home pre-admission screenings
    • Nursing home annual resident reviews
    • Assessment and diagnosis
    • Nursing home consultations
    • Therapy to nursing home residents
    • Crisis response and intervention
    • Training to nursing home staff
    • Consultation to all service providers regarding the needs of older individuals
    • Grand administration of the Alzheimer's respite program
    • Gatekeeper Outreach Assessment
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  • Eligibility
    • Nursing home pre-admission screenings and annual resident reviews are provided to persons determined to have a mental illness or developmental disability, upon notification and request from nursing homes or hospitals.
    • Services are provided in each of the six counties to older adults (generally 65 and older) with a mental illness or developmental disability.

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Community-Based Services

North Country Community Mental Health provides an array of community based services designed to increase independence and develop functional skills. These services include skill building assistance, supported employment, vocational and prevocational services along with a variety of community living supports.

Activity Services

Activity Services are provided to facilitate an individual's independence and promote integration into the community. The supports can be provided in the person's home, community settings, or facility-based program.

  • Services

    • Pre-vocational skills training 

    • Sensory motor skills training 

    • Social skills training

    • Activities of daily living skills training such as meal preparation, hygiene, money management, etc.

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  • Eligibility

    • Adults with developmental disabilities living in the six county area are eligible when the service is included in a Plan of Service developed through a person-centered process.

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Work Services

Work services programming trains individuals in job skills necessary for community based employment. This includes exposure to the demands, responsibilities and rewards of employment.

  • Services

    • Work skills training 

    • Remunerative work 

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  • Eligibility

    • Adults living in the six county area are eligible when they have a developmental disability or a mental illness and a demonstrated need for such services.

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Supported Employment Services

The Supported Employment Program seeks to place persons in community employment by offering them the support they need to succeed on the job.

  • Services

    • Job development (or) job search assistance 

    • Interest abilities assessment

    • On-the-job training and evaluation 

    • Job coaching

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  • Eligibility

    • Adults in the six county area who have a developmental disability or a mental illness, and wish to become employed in community based competitive employment.

 

Sites of work and activity services programs:

Gaylord Alpine Workshop
800 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-0871


Crossroads Gaylord
2646 Silver Fox Trail
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-1233

 

Bergmann Center
08855 Martin Road
PO Box 236
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 547-2979

North Country Enrichment Center
615 Beardsley
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 582-5000
Straits Area Services
1320 W. State
Cheboygan, MI 49727
(231) 627-4319

Grand Traverse 
Industries
408 N Danforth
Mancelona, MI 49659
(231) 587-9176

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