The Latest MCCMH News, Tips and Resources

PTSD- Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Who is affected: Anybody can suffer from PTSD, be a child or an adult. “Brief or prolonged exposure to an exceptionally threatening or catastrophic event, lived in first person or as a mere […]

Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex medical and psychiatric illnesses that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. There are many causes of eating disorders, but they often occur due to low self-esteem, a history of abuse, pressures to be thin, or eating as a way to cope. “Eating disorders are mental illnesses that are […]

Request for Proposals for our NCQA Accreditation

Macomb County Community Mental Health is seeking sealed proposals from interested and qualified parties experienced in providing consulting services for National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Managed Healthcare Organization (MHO) Accreditation and Readiness Assessment. Proposals are due on April 29th, 2021 at 12:00 pm to the MCCMH Administration building located at 22550 Hall Road Clinton Township, […]

How We’re Setting the Record Straight About Substance Use

For many years there was a fundamental misunderstanding of causes for substance use disorders. Many people viewed this disorder as character flaws or moral failures rather than an illness or disease that needed treatment. Some individuals don’t seek treatment because they have not yet identified their use as problematic or may not be at the […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With an ongoing pandemic, now of all times is especially important to check in on ourselves and our health. It is imperative that we not only understand what breast cancer is, but also raising awareness to help others understand the symptoms and preventative tactics. The most common symptoms of […]

Coping with COVID-19

While depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide are things that many Americans struggle with today, being in the midst of a pandemic can heighten these feelings. Mental health expert, Dr. Agnes Ward says that she is noticing trends of increased suicide rates, and people reporting feelings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness since the pandemic has […]

Where do I find good data?

Searching the web for the best data? Where do you start and how do you know the data is valid and free of bias? At MCOSA, we’ve compiled a list of reliable data sources for substance abuse disorder and census/demographics. Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System is composed of annual, state-level telephone surveys from Michigan residents [...]

“Recreational” Marijuana: The Clarity you Need

Proposal 1, approved by Michigan voters on November 6, 2018, legalizes the possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes for residents 21 years or older. Thisproposal legalizes the cultivation, processing, distribution, and sale of industrial hemp. Although this was voted through at the ballot, municipalities are allowed to ban or limit marijuana establishments within [...]

Vaping: The latest on This Deadly Trend

The use of e-cigarettes has skyrocketed in youth. Experts are now classifying them as a public health epidemic. A Public Health Epidemic Youth rates of e-cigarette use has skyrocketed. Experts are now classifying them as a public health epidemic. This epidemic has occurred in-part because the e-cigarette marketplace remains largely unregulated. In fact, tobacco industry [...]

The Synar Amendment vs. Tobacco Products

What are we doing to stop the sale of tobacco products to youth and what exactly is the Synar Amendment? The Synar Amendment vs. Tobacco Products The Synar Amendment was put in place in 1992 to reduce underage access to tobacco and keep our children healthy. Compliance with the Synar Amendment is a condition of [...]

COVID-19 Notice

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions and State of Michigan and CDC guidelines, most services are currently occurring via telehealth. Please contact the Access Center at 855-99-MCCMH to connect with services. Children's Mobile Crisis Services are available for in-person assessments as needed by calling the Crisis Center at 586-307-9100.

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