Parenting and supporting a child living with OCD can be difficult. If you can relate to this, consider sharing your #COVID19 experience in this research study: https://bit.ly/351mZCw.
IMPORTANT: Have you changed any of your contact information recently? If so, you *MUST* notify MDHHS. The short video below will walk you through how to do it.
Or, if you're ready to make the changes, head to the MiBridges website https://bit.ly/3H47Wtz
We are hiring at CMH
Are you looking for a new job? We have plenty to choose from. You can view them under the 'About Us' section of the website.
Are you being smart about your goals this year?
It's a new year, and with that comes new goals. Are you being smart when it comes to setting new goal? Just remember the word 'smart'.
S is for Specific
M is for Measurable
A is for Attainable
R is for Realistic
T is for Trackable or Time Stamped.
Also, check out the following,link from the Mayo Clinic about new year goal-setting: https://mayocl.in/3ncPR4F
It's flu season...have you gotten vaccinated yet?
If you want a vaccination, stop by Genoa Pharmacy located at Lapeer CMH's main building or call Hamilton Community Health Network at (810) 404-4246.
A message from Lapeer CMH:
Lapeer CMH offers mental health tips in response to crisis that took place too close to home
LAPEER, Mich. --A crisis has taken place too close to home — a school shooting took place Monday in Oxford, just a mere 20 minutes away from our community.
We at Lapeer CMH recognize that families and individuals in our community may currently be grappling with stress or trauma associated with the recent shooting, and we want to offer support and useful resources during this difficult time.
Mental Health Support for Families & Individuals:
Please contact Lapeer CMH at (810) 667-0500, our Access Center at (888)225-4447 or the Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MiCAL) 1-844-446-4225 if you need support this time.
Tips for Parents:
•Acknowledge what happened. If your child is talking or asking about traumatic events, it is important for the caregivers / loved ones in their life to acknowledge what happened, provide age-appropriate information and be supportive.
•Parents may want to approach older children who may have seen the news or videos on social media and find out what they know and what their thoughts / feelings are about what happened.
•Recognize the effect this has on your child. Talk to your child about their thoughts and emotions as it pertains to the event and validate their feelings and concerns. With mass shootings in public places and places of worship, this is a valid concern for them, and all adults need to take their viewpoint and concerns into consideration.
•Help your child to feel safe. A sense of normalcy and routine as soon as possible after an event helps to re-establish a child's sense of safety and structure. Discuss whatever positive aspects can be found in tragic events such as the quick police response and how community members and citizens across the country are coming together to support those affected.
Tips for Adults:
•Everyone experiences events and trauma in different ways and however they think or feel after an event like this is okay. Some people respond with fear, some anger, some shock, sadness, etc. Encourage people to talk about what they are thinking and feeling. Seek support from friends, family, or professionals if necessary.
•Try to get back to routines and schedules to promote feelings of consistency and balance to reduce fear and provide a feeling of returning control and predictability.
•Be mindful to consider the amount of exposure to the news / media, particularly to children. It is okay to keep updated, but continuing to view the images, etc. will worsen and prolong the issues the person is experiencing.
About Lapeer CMH:
Here at Lapeer CMH, we provide services and supports to adults with mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, individuals with developmental disabilities and persons with co-occurring substance use disorders. We also provide direct services to persons of any age without regard to race, religion, national origin or handicap. In addition, we provide CMH consultation services to schools, courts, law enforcement and social agencies, and other agencies serving the people of Lapeer County. We are also a member of the Region 10 Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan, which manages public services for mental health and substance use disorders on behalf of the CMHs in Genesee, Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair counties.
IN THE NEWS: Thanksgiving meal fundraiser at Harmony Hall is sell-out event
Harmony Hall was recently featured in the County Press. Read more here.
Have you heard about Hashtag Hope? If not, see more information about the group and learn more about what they do by clicking following the link here.
CMH VETS NAVIGATOR FEATURED IN LAPEER COUNTY PRESS
Lapeer County Community Mental Health Veterans Navigator Paul Dery was featured in a recent issue of the Lapeer County Press. Learn what led him to step into the role here.
SPECIAL FEATURE: VETERANS NAVIGATOR SERVICES @ CMH
Veterans Navigator services at CMH by Madeline Campbell
Veterans Day is right around the corner, and we wanted to take a moment to highlight what services Veterans Navigator Paul Dery provides to help service members.