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
  • Children's Services
    Children's Services

    Counseling services are offered to children struggling with severe emotional or behavioral problems, adolescents and their families who are experiencing disruptions in their functioning within the home, school, and/or community.

EarlyInterventionEarly Intervention Services (EIS) provides in-home mental health services and supports for families with infants, toddlers or preschoolers experiencing significant distress. Early Intervention Services has two home-based programs serving families in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties.

The Parent-Infant Program (PIP) serves families who have a child under four years old where either the parent or infant or toddler is experiencing emotional or psychiatric distress; and/or, the family has difficulty effectively managing their child’s unique social, emotional or developmental needs.  

We are pleased to announce that PIP has completed the requirements for the Early Attachments: IMH Home VisitingTM certification.  It is the first program in the state and in the country to achieve this recognition by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

The Parent-Young Child Program (PYCP) serves families with children ages three through six who are struggling with significant social, emotional and/or behavioral concerns. The child may also be at risk for, or has had, an expulsion from preschool or day care due to behavior problems.

Both PIP and PYCP therapists are master’s level mental health professionals with specialized training and experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We offer assessment and treatment services in the family home as well as at preschool, day care, or the non-custodial parent’s home. Our therapists use a strength-based approach and develop a plan of service in partnership with the family. Most often we meet weekly with the family and services typically last a little over a year.

Parents and guardians report that at the end of treatment they see an increased ability in their children to:

  • behave in an age appropriate manner
  • be able to regulate their feelings
  • comply with parental requests
  • get along with siblings and peers
  • manage emotional distress including coping with past trauma

Parents/guardians also report an increase in positive-parent child interactions and their confidence in their ability to parent their child.

Cost for Services

CMHA-CEI provides specialty behavioral health and substance use services for people who meet criteria for our service array. We accept Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan and other publically funded health insurance. Fees are assessed based on the client's ability to pay. A coverage determination will identify a person's ability to pay along with any public funding that might be available.

Please contact Access (1-888-800-1559 or 517-346-8318) for eligibility determination.

CMHA-CEI does not offer stand-alone psychiatry services.


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20-12-2012 Hits:9293 Kids Testimonials Jason Moon

My child has progressed so much since we started therapy through CMH – Families Forward.  Thank you so much for your help!

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Satisfied Client

20-12-2012 Hits:9712 Kids Testimonials Jason Moon

We love our therapist.  She has become a support to our whole family.  I feel I can trust her and share my hardest moments.  Our child feels safe talking with her and she understand when he is too anxious.  My husband and other two children also open up to her.  I am truly grateful for her support.

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Satisfied Client

20-12-2012 Hits:9494 Kids Testimonials Jason Moon

Our therapist is a wonderful woman who has helped my child make immense progress in only the short time we have been working with her.  I really enjoy seeing my child make progress while interacting with her therapist.  Your program is amazingly helpful, and I am so thankful I found help with CMH – Families Forward.  Thank you for all you do.

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Families Forward has been providing services to children and their families for over 30 years. We offer a wide array of treatment options designed to meet the needs of families with children who struggle with emotional disturbance and behavioral concerns.


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