North Country Community Mental Health (NCCMH) operates under provisions of the Michigan Mental Health Code for the purpose of providing mental health services to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, and Otsego Counties. NCCMH serves adults with serious mental illness, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, children with serious emotional disturbance, and persons with co-occurring substance use disorders in all six counties. NCCMH also serves community members by providing 24/7 mental health crisis intervention services and assuring local access, organizing, and integrating the provision of services by coordinating care, implementing public policy, ensuring interagency collaboration, and preserving the public interest.
NCCMH uses honesty and fairness, recognizes accountability to the local community, promotes a philosophy of partnership, treats recipients and stakeholders with dignity and respect, and employs a community orientation.
To provide behavioral health services that inspire hope and promote recovery, resilience, and wellness to eligible residents.
All community members will have responsive high-quality integrated health care leading to a fulfilled life.
We treat everyone—clients, providers, fellow staff members and community partners—with the highest level of dignity, honour, and respect.
We will consistently do the right thing by maintaining an ethical culture and unified workplace.
Our care will be delivered by respecting individuals’ preferences. Every decision will consider the value it adds to client services.
Excellence will be apparent in all that we do. We provide the highest level of service to promote recovery and quality of life through evidence-based and innovative practices. We produce outcomes that exceed expectations.
A community-based mental health services board is formed, encompassing Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties, known as Northern Michigan Community Mental Health (NMCMH).
Another is formed covering Antrim and Kalkaska Counties, known as Antrim-Kalkaska Community Mental Health (AKCMH).
First $10,000 grant is received from the State of Michigan.
Alexis Kaczynski becomes Associate Director of NMCMH.
Alexis Kaczynski steps into the role of NMCMH Director.
NMCMH recognized by the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Michigan for outstanding service in the areas of interagency collaboration and management structure.
NMCMH achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Now accredited as both a manager and provider of services.
Antrim-Kalkaska CMH agency merges with NMCMH.
NMCMH becomes North Country Community Mental Health. (NCCMH)
Christine Gebhard becomes CEO after long-time Director, Alexis Kaczynski retires.
Brian Babbitt becomes CEO after previous CEO, Christine Gebhard retires.