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 one or more of the following evidence-based practices/promising practices of: Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), Supported Employment (SE), Illness Management & Recovery (IMR), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), 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.
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 Lapeer County Community Mental Health (LCCMH) in a professional and ethical manner and abide by the following basic principles and Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. I agree to:
- Respect the confidentiality of all records, materials and communications concerning information of individuals served in accordance with Federal and State Regulations and LCCMH Policies, and protect the “best interest” of individuals served.
- Only access confidential information related to my specific job functions for treatment, payment, operations and coordination of care purposes. I will not access records of relatives, friends, acquaintances, etc.
- Take reasonable action by notifying authorities when the condition of an individual served indicates a clear and imminent danger to self or others, in accordance with LCCMH Duty to Warn Policy 02.002.65.
- Respect for individual served by maintaining an objective professional relationship at all times. I will not engage in activities seeking to meet my need at the expense of an individual served.
- Not engage in dual / exploitive relationships with individuals served (such as providing service to relatives and/or friends, engaging in sexual intimacy, borrowing money, or exchanging gifts of significant value and personal fundraising), as they are prohibited.
- In the role of Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS), the boundaries with an individual served are unique. A CPSS will share lived experience to help foster recovery, advocate for full integration or re-integration of individuals into the community of their choice, promote social and community networking, promote the value of the individual in the community, and communicate as a peer. This may include shared meals or social events with individuals served only if documented and therapeutically beneficial to the individual served.
- Social media connections will be avoided with individuals served.
- The vulnerability of an individual served will not be exploited.
- Neither give nor receive personal compensation and/or gifts from persons served for any reason except as established in LCCMH Personal Relationships with Persons Served Policy 05.001.60.
- Not use LCCMH affiliation to recruit individuals served for a private practice or for a religious or political party membership.
- Respect and utilize staff, other professionals and resources to best serve the individual. I will report known or suspected ethical violations of staff or other professionals to the Recipient Rights Officer, Corporate Compliance office, and/or administrative staff.
- Assess my own strengths and limitations, biases, and recognize when it is in the best interest of the individual served to refer or transfer them to another staff or program.
- Use currently approved therapies to treat individuals served. Therapy techniques not approved by LCCMH or those considered experimental are not permitted.
- Currently approved therapies are located in LCCMH Currently Approved Therapies and Plan for Evaluation/Introduction of Other Therapies Policy 02.004.80.
- Research is not permitted outside the parameters of the LCCMH Research Guidelines and Ethical Standards Policy 04.003.60.
- Commit to provide the highest quality of care through ongoing training, practicing and promoting Person-Centered Planning and Self-Determination, and sharing knowledge openly with staff and individuals served.
- Serve as a role model of recovery for others. A CPSS will actively pursue recovery and not abuse any substances under any circumstances.
- Refrain from witnessing external documents for individuals served (such as guardianship, powers of attorney, advanced directives, etc.). I may witness internal LCCMH forms (such as IPOS signature sheets).
- Respect the dignity and worth of each individual while protecting and preserving the fundamental human rights and rights to mental health treatment per the Michigan Mental Health Code.
- Not compromise or reduce the public trust in mental health professionals. I will not condone, facilitate, or collaborate in inhumane, illegal or discriminatory practices. This may include but is not limited to discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, marital status, or language.
- Not misrepresent my qualifications, services or role to individuals served. I will fully inform individuals served about the purpose, nature, scope and progress to engage them in treatment.
- Not use agency email or other agency resources to promote personal fundraising in accordance with LCCMH Internet and Email Policy 07.001.10.
- Staff may engage in the exchange of gifts, money, gratuities, personal property, and personal fundraising with other staff members on their personal time and with personal resources.
- Supervisors will not engage in dual / exploitive relationships with supervisees and/or other staff (such as engaging in sexual intimacy, borrowing money, and/or exchanging gifts of significant value).
- Personal fundraising between supervisor and supervisee is allowed as long as participation is not a condition of employment and agency email or resources are not used.
- Not ask staff to carry out responsibility outside their privileging, training or licensure. Supervisors encourage staff to acquire knowledge and skills for their professional development.
- Abide by all LCCMH Policies and Procedures through acceptance of employment or contractual relationship with LCCMH.