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NLCMH Selects New CEO

The Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (NLCMH) Board of Directors, at its October 16, 2014 Board of Directors meeting, unanimously selected Karl Kovacs to be its new Chief Executive Officer subject to final negotiations. “Karl is an outstanding choice and the board is very pleased to have Karl become our new Chief Executive Officer,” said [...]

NLCMH Receives $1.2 Million Grant from SAMHSA: Funds will allow expansion of integrated care effort with Traverse Health Clinic

TRAVERSE CITY – Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH) Chief Executive Officer Greg Paffhouse was notified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) that it has been selected for a Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grant in the amount of $1,236,507. The award is for four years of funding beginning [...]

NLCMH receives $1.2 million grant – TV 9 & 10 A mental health clinic is getting a lot of help so they can help more people. Northern Lakes Community Mental Health in Traverse City was awarded a $1.2 million grant. The money comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. CMH plans on using the money to help more patients with not [...]

Mental health clinic receives 1.2 million dollar grant

TV 7 & 4 News by Courtney Curtis GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY — Northern Lakes Community Mental Health received a $1.2 million grant this past month. The grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). Right now CMH is in the planning process of what specifically the money will be used for. [...]

Crawford County Avalanche: Agreement addresses care for residents with mental illness in criminal justice system, by Dan Sanderson-Staff Writer, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:34 PM EDT The Crawford County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement between the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, court officials and Northern Lakes Community Mental Health aimed at keeping people with mental health officials out of courtrooms and jail cells. Public Act 28 requires each county [...]

Campaign to snuff out smoking gets underway

Crawford County Avalanche by Dan Sanderson-Staff Writer, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Northern Lakes  Community Mental Health officials on Sept. 15 kicked off a campaign to help people dealing with mental illness to snuff out their smoking habits and designated their office areas as tobacco-free campuses. The Lung Association in Michigan received a Community Transformation Grant [...]

9 & 10 News Mental Health Facilities Offer Help to Prevent Suicide It's National Suicide Prevention Week and mental health facilities want people to know more about depression and the toll it can take. Northern Lakes Community Mental Health in Cadillac is trying to make sure people know what to do if someone may be at risk of taking their own life. The facility holds a [...]

Annual walk continues healing process for those impacted by suicide

CADILLAC NEWS, By Rick Charmoli, The recent death of actor/comedian Robin Williams is the perfect example of how the risk of suicide crosses all demographics and threatens lives regardless of race, age, gender or socio-economic status. While Williams' death made national headlines, organizers of an upcoming event want to spread awareness at the local [...]

National Council of Behavioral Healthcare Magazine

The National Council Magazine, 2014 Issue 1, The Many Faces of Integration, includes an article by Northern Lakes CMH CEO Greg Paffhouse, "Building Smoke-Free Communities." The article features the groundbreaking work NLCMH is doing to promote tobacco-free living among persons with mental illness. It includes the experiences of Carla and Peer Support Specialist Sahra. Click [...]

Interlochen Public Radio: Northern Michigan agency looks to help mentally ill smokers quit

Listen here: By Linda Stephan, Interlochen Public Radio, August 28, 2014 Have you ever noticed there are certain places where smokers seem to congregate? How about mental health agencies? People with mental illness are far more likely to smoke than the rest of the population. Part of the problem is that smoking has been [...]

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