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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 [...]

Affordable Care Act bringing big changes for mental health patients

Cadillac News, 2/12/14, by Antonio Coleman Two significant inclusions in the new health care law could mean more access to care for those living with mental illness. Under the Affordable Care Act, mental health and substance abuse services are covered and classified under the 10 “Essential Health Benefits.” Insurance policies are required to cover these [...]

Saving Lives: New project will help those with mental illness become smoke-free

Read the whole article at Grand Traverse Insider – By KRISTINE MORRIS “We are very pleased to have been selected by the ALA to partner on this grant and to have been chosen as one of only five grant sites in the country,” said NLCMH CEO Greg Paffhouse. “This project will help the people [...]

Frank Tosiello: Contrasting care for mentally disabled

Traverse City Record Eagle Community Forum 12/8/13 Recently the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority celebrated its 10th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act. Open House tours were conducted at four locations in the six counties where mental health services are provided to people who have a mental disability. Without [...]

NLCMH to Host New Beginnings Focus Group

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and New Beginnings Drop-In Center are partnering to host a focus group to gain community input about the New Beginnings Drop-In Center. The focus group will be held on Thursday, December 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health office, 2715 South Townline Road, [...]

Art of Recovery: A Human Journey

November 15, 2013 Art of Recovery: A Human Journey BY LORAINE ANDERSON Traverse City Record-Eagle Carolyn Trnka’s photograph, which hangs high on the wall at the far end of the InsideOut Gallery also is a statement that sums up what the current exhibit is about. She’s been taking photos for years. Many people told [...]

The Art of Recovery

By KRISTINE MORRIS, Grand Traverse Insider Contributing Writer ‘Human Journey’ exhibit reflects artists’ resilience and courage A community celebration and Opening Reception for the exhibit, “Art of Recovery: The Human Journey,” will be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Inside Out Gallery, 229 Garland, in Traverse City’s Warehouse District. Northern Lakes Community [...]

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