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.

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.

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
  • 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
  • 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.

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

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

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

Eligibility

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

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

Eligibility

Same as above

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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