Welcome to Lapeer County Community Mental Health
Lapeer County Community Mental Health provides 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.
In order to best fulfill the needs of persons served, staff are trained in the evidence-based practices/promising practices of: Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT), Family Psycho-education (FPE), Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), Supported Employment (SE), Assertive Community Treatment Program, (ACTP), Psychosocial Rehabilitation, (PSR), Individuals are offered individualized treatment opportunities focused on their specific recovery needs.
- Call 911 or get to the hospital if you are having an emergency that requires medical help.
- Call the toll-free CMH crisis line 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1-888-225-4447
1570 Suncrest Drive
Lapeer, MI 48446
Phone: (810) 667-0500
For Services, Call:
1-888-225-4447 (toll free)
Screenings for public services for mental health and/or substance use disorders are available during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Vision, Mission and Value Statements
Recovery: hope; choice; health; fulfilling dreams.
Lapeer County Community Mental Health embraces an integrated system of care. Recognizing all people have potential, we promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities using evidence-based practices. Focusing on prevention and early intervention, Lapeer County Community Mental Health supports life-long learning to fulfill dreams and gives hope for the future.
The building blocks to achieve our mission and vision
- Provide person centered, personalized, strength-based services
- Treat all people with respect, fairness, dignity and equality
- Build and encourage resilience
- Support innovation and creativity as a learning organization
- Ensure seamless coordination of care
- Practice fiscal accountability
- Focus on service excellence
- Support teamwork and collaboration within the organization, between agencies, and with the communities we serve.
Code of Ethics
Lapeer County CMH is guided by a code of ethics that is annually reviewed by the board.
CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
I understand and agree that it is my responsibility to serve the goals of the Agency in a professional and ethical manner. I therefore, agree to abide by the following basic principles and Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct:
a. Respect for the confidentiality of all records, materials and communications concerning client information in accordance with Michigan law and LCCMHSB policy, and will take special care to protect the “best interest” of consumers. Care givers shall not access confidential information of relatives, friends, acquaintances, etc. When a consumer’s condition indicates a clear and imminent danger to the consumer or others, the staff member must take reasonable action by notifying authorities.
b. Respect for the client by maintaining an objective professional relationship at all times. I agree to not engage in activities that seek to meet my need at the expense of a consumer. Dual / exploitive relationships with consumers (such as providing service to relatives and/or friends, engaging in sexual intimacy, or borrowing money) will be avoided. Vulnerability of a consumer shall not be exploited.
c. I agree to neither give nor receive personal remuneration from consumers for any reason except as established in Board policy.
d. I agree to not use the Agency affiliation to recruit consumers for a private practice or for religious or political party membership.
e. Respect for the rights and views of other professionals and colleagues through understanding areas of competence of other professionals, making use of all professional and technical resources that serve the best interest of the consumer, assigning proper credit to the professionals involved in an action, and by reporting known ethical violations of other staff / colleagues to Recipient Rights and/or administrative staff.
f. Willingness to assess one’s own personal and vocational strengths and limitations, biases, and effectiveness, ability and willingness to recognize when it is in the client’s best interest to refer or release him/her to another individual or program.
g. Therapy techniques not approved by the Agency or those considered experimental are not permitted. Research is not permitted outside the parameters of Board approval.
h. Commitment to provide the highest quality of care through both personal effort and the utilization of any other available professionals or services which may assist the client in his/her recovery plan.
i. Acceptance of employment or contractual relationship implies that I am in agreement with the general policies and procedures of the Agency. Therefore, professional activities will be in accord with the objectives of the Agency.
j. Respect for the dignity and worth of each individual while striving for the protection and preservation of fundamental human rights and rights to mental health treatment per the Michigan Mental Health Code.
k. I agree to not compromise or reduce the public trust in mental health professionals. Practices that are inhumane, are illegal or discriminatory are not permissible. Good moral character will be maintained.
l. I will not misrepresent services, qualifications or position to consumers, and shall fully inform consumers as to the purpose, nature, scope and progress of treatment seeking the consumer’s full participation in the process.
m. Supervisory staff shall not engage in dual / exploitive relationships with those they are supervising as outlined in Agency / County policy.
n. Supervisory staff must be aware of the limitations of staff they are supervising, helping them to acquire knowledge and skills for their professional development. Supervisory staff shall not ask staff to carry out responsibilities outside those they are privileged or trained / licensed to perform.