Mental Health First Aid Training

Montcalm Care Network is proud to offer Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid free to our community.  As part of a national, evidence-based training program, participants learn how to recognize risk factors and warning signs of a mental crisis.

Just as CPR can help you to assist someone that is having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares you to effectively and confidently interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis.  Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

 

You Are Not Alone

Mental disorders are common. One in every 5 people has some kind of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or depression. Just like any illness, a mental illness can make things difficult for your physical health, relationships, family, or work.

Some people who develop a mental illness recover completely; others may have repeated episodes of illness with relatively stable periods in between. Still others live with symptoms of mental illness every day. Symptoms may be moderate, or serious and cause severe disability.

The best way to begin the road to recovery and support is to educate yourself.

Understanding Mental Illness

Learn about various types of mental illness from the National Institute for Mental Health (NAMI), whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

Learn about Mental Illness

Support for You or Your Loved Ones

Learn how to live with a mental illness from the National Institute for Mental Health (NAMI), whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

Visit nami.org

Self-Assessment Tools

There are free resources available to help you gauge whether you have symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns.   (Note: these are not diagnostic tools and can't replace the help of a professional)

Free online mental health screening tools

Department of Health and Human Services

The Mental Health Resource page at the US Department of Health and Human Services offers one-stop access to the U.S. government’s mental health information.

Visit mentalhealth.gov

Advocacy Resources

  • Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    (800) 331-4264 / (517) 485-4049
    www.namimi.org
  • Association for Children's Mental Health
    (571) 372-4016 / Toll Free Parent Line: (888) 226-4543
    www.acmh-mi.org
  • Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
    (517) 374-6848
    www.macmhb.org
  • Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
    (800) 288-5923 / Collect: (517) 487-1755
    www.mpas.org

My Town Services

Howard City Brochure - Learn about Montcalm County's first shared services site, My Town Services in Howard City.  Bringing together key services close to your home.

MY TOWN SERVICES IS NOW ONLINE!!   You can now schedule an appointment online to meet with any or all of the 8 partner agencies.  Getting services in the Howard City area has never been easier! 

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