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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 [...]

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 [...]

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