Mental Health Crisis Help

Community Mental Health offers walk in or call crisis 24 Hours a Day (Walk-in services are for those in immediate crisis and cannot wait for an appointment). Contact Us to get directions to the CMH Building. Crisis services provides crisis intervention, assessment, and screening for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.
Toll Free: 800.372.8460
Local: 517.346.8460
TTY: 517.267.7623
Mental Health Crisis

Privacy Notice

icon Notice of Privacy Practices 

This notice describes how protected health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.  Ensuring the privacy of our consumer's protected information is a top priority at CMHA-CEI.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Privacy Officer, Stefanie Zin at (517) 346-8193.

Clinical Philosophy

To provide the core principles on which the clinical philosophy of Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) is based. These principles apply to the services and supports directly provided by CMHA-CEI as well as those purchased by CMHA-CEI. Although CMHA-CEI will strive to serve persons with a broad range of mental health and substance abuse needs, the organization has a primary commitment (as per statutory guidance provided by the Michigan Mental Health Code) to persons with serious and persistent mental illness or an impairing personal life crisis, children who are seriously emotionally disturbed, and persons with significant developmental disabilities.


icon CMHA-CEI Vision and Mission

The Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties holds this vision of a community:

  • A community in which any person with a mental health need has access to a wide range of resources to allow him or her to seek his or her desired quality of life and to participate, with dignity, in the life of the community, with its freedoms and responsibilities.
  • A community defined by justice for persons with mental health needs.


CMHA-CEI's mission is to fulfill two complementary but distinct roles in realizing this vision:

Behavioral healthcare provider – Providing, directly and through partnerships, a comprehensive set of person-centered, high quality, and effective behavioral health and developmental disability services to the residents of this community.

Advocate, catalyst, thought leader, and convener – Fostering the transformation of all aspects of community life, eliminating inequities, and promoting the common good for all, especially for persons with mental health needs.

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