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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 [...]

Mental health clinic helping patients quit smoking

Cadillac News, By Antonio Coleman, August 27, 2014 CADILLAC — Smokers with mental illness spend about one-quarter of their total income on cigarettes, but Northern Lakes Community Mental Health is helping patients save money by staying tobacco free. The mental health agency is working on a tobacco cessation project not only so it can become [...]

Early Intervention

CMH to host Mental Health First Aid workshop TRAVERSE CITY – Mental health problems affect one in four Americans — it could be you, a family member, friend or co-worker. Imagine that someone you know – maybe someone you love – is distressed, depressed or in a crisis. You want to help, but don't know [...]

Mental Health Train Public 'First Aid' For Mental Emergencies By David Cassleman Credit Courtesy of Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Mental health providers plan to teach people in northern Michigan a different sort of first aid next week. Not CPR — but a sort of triage for mental health. Northern Lakes Community Mental Health is teaching a workshop on how to respond to [...]

Northern Lakes CEO Announces Retirement

Greg Paffhouse recently announced that he will retire early next spring, ending an extraordinarily distinguished career working tirelessly on behalf of persons served by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH), its owners, stakeholders and employees. Greg worked for North Central CMH from April 1976 through September 2003 and since October 2003, following the merger of [...]

Northern Lakes CMH Going Tobacco-Free: Public Forums Slated June 6, 12, 18

A series of public forums is planned at Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH) to discuss plans to move to tobacco-free campuses in all its office locations. A forum will be held the morning of Friday, June 6 in Houghton Lake (2715 S. Townline Rd.) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and in the afternoon in [...]

NLCMH hosts statewide traveling art show Creative Minds Changing Minds

Full Story here: TADL is teaming up with Northern Lakes Community Mental Health to present the series of events in recognition of the 2014 Great Michigan Read, which is a book titled "Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret," by author and Detroit native Steve Luxenberg. The book focuses on mental illness. The library's [...]

Local mental health programs face cuts April 3, 2014 BY MICHAEL WALTON Traverse City Record-Eagle   TRAVERSE CITY — Community mental health programs in the Grand Traverse area stand to lose millions of dollars in state funding. Pending cuts coincide with the state’s Medicaid expansion, dubbed the Healthy Michigan Plan. Community mental health groups across the state began to [...]

Community mental health programs bracing for cuts

by Brendan Kinney, TV 7 & 4 News WEXFORD COUNTY — Cuts in funding are coming to community mental health programs throughout Michigan. At least 54 percent of the general fund budget will be cut, and the impact could spread to those who use the program. An expansion to Medicaid in Michigan, named the [...]

Library and NLCMH schedule ‘Great Michigan Read’ events

Annie's Ghosts Full Story in Grand Traverse Insider, 3/30/14 TRAVERSE CITY – The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) will team up with Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (NLCMH) to present a series of local events April 3-12 to recognize the 2014 Great Michigan Read, "Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret" by journalist and [...]

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