Lapeer County Community Mental Health
Get Creative for Mental Health!
Lapeer County Community Mental Health provides classes in Creative Mental Health. We want you to have some arts exercises to do at home on your own time.
Breathing Like a Singer teaches how breathing can help you control anxiety. Peer Support Specialist Frank S. Bublitz, also a professional musical theater performer, is the author. Frank shares how “Diaphragm Breathing” can be used to control anger, anxiety, and the urge to panic.
Journaling for Mental Health, co-written by Pastor Kevin Moses of Lapeer’s Family Literacy Center, shares how to do journaling for mental health. Journal writing is a science based approach to art and mental health. No prescription required!
Look for more exercises and articles in the coming weeks!
Online Support Groups are a great way to continue your recovery while staying home
Narcotics Anonymous Online
National Problem Gambling Helpline
Trauma and Recovery as well as AA, NA, and Gamblers Anonymous
Center on Addiction Helpline
Text a message to 55753
Statement to the people we serve and others seeking mental health care:
COVID-19 is causing a lot of concern in the United States. Lapeer County CMH is taking steps to ensure the safety of the people receiving services and staff. We have closed Harmony Hall, the Stepping Stone Program and our Autism Program. We continue to provide services at our Suncrest Drive site. If you are a current consumer your case worker or therapist will talk with you and provide information about how you can get ongoing services. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need services, you can call the Region 10 PIHP access center at (888) 225-4447 or (810) 667-0500. We are instituting changes based on guidelines from the CDC. Remember, these instructions may change as we receive new information. We will do our best to ensure you receive updated information.
There are some things we all can do to prevent the spread of this disease. Attached is an informational flyer on how to prevent the spread of germs. It is important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
We are asking anyone who is experiencing fever, cough and shortness of breath to stay home and rest. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending that people who are sick stay home as much as possible. If you feel like your symptoms are worsening, you should contact your primary care doctor.
If you come to the CMH Building for Services, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire. Based on your answers to the questions we may ask you to wear a medical mask during your visit. We are taking additional steps to make sure that our facilities are cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis.
Lauren Emmons, CEO