Resources

The Colorado Tragedy: Mental Health System Concerns
MentalHealth.gov  (by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Directors
 

Assistance/Benefits

www.Countyoffice.org
find a number of local county and state offices with phone numbers, addresses and directions nationwide

DHS Online  Application (Medicaid, food assistance)
www.mich.gov/dhs

Food Stamp Hotline 1-800-481-4989

Social Security Online applications (Disability benefits, Medicare)
www.ssa.gov/
http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/

Veteran's Administration
www.va.gov

Returning Veteran supports
www.buddytobuddy.org

Navigating Government Benefits & Employment: A Guidebook for Veterans with Disabilities

Help for Vets Needing MH Care. The Department of Veterans Affairs now offers a free telephone call center, "Coaching into Care" that provides help to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible PTST or other readjustment/mental health issues. The telephone call center is available, toll-free, (888-823-7458 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon- Fri) and online at http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching.

According to the National institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 1 in 30 adults in the U.S. suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a given year—and that risk is much higher in veterans of war. 
To learn more about PTSD, click on the links below. 
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/index.asp
http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Posttraumatic_Stress_Disorder

COLLEGE STUDENTS

Guide to Preventing Cyberbullying-
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/cyberbullying-awareness/

Guide to Suicide Prevention-
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-suicide-prevention/

Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Substance Abuse-
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/substance-abuse-in-college/

 


County Resources

Cass County council on Aging  (Respite, caregiver support group)\
www.casscoa.org

Cass County Health Department
www.vbcassdhd.org

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (Housing assistance, tax assistance, weatherization)
www.smcaa.com

Domestic Violence
www.dasasmi.org

Hospice Care of SWMI
www.hospiceswmi.org

United Way of Southwest Michigan
www.uwsm.org

Disability Network of Southwest Michigan
www.dnswm.org

Michigan Works
www.kinexus.org

Cass County Information
www.casscountymi.org

Vulnerable Adult Network
www.van-cassco.org


Helpful Information

RECOVERY
StartYourRecovery.org
 

Mental Health Information
www.nsfoundation.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/

National Alliance for Mentally III
www.nami.org

Schizophrenia Anonymous
www.sanonymous.org

Suicide Prevention Centers
www.sprc.org

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org

Drugwatch


National Healthcare Reform

Kaiser Foundation
www.kff.org

National Council on Behavioral Health and Disabilities
www.nacbhd.org

National Council For Community Behavioral Healthcare
www.Thenationalcouncil.org


Child/Family Resources

Early On programs
www.1800earlyon.org

CASA
www.casscocasa.org

Children's Advocacy Services
www.askforkids.org

Child and Family Services of SW Michigan
www.cfsswmi.org/

Tri-County Head Start
www.tricountyhs.org


Other Helpful links

Michigan Department of Community Health
www.michigan.gov/mdch

Michigan Association for Community Health Boards
www.macmhb.org

Substance Abuse and mental health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov

 

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health (SWMBH) is one of Michigan’s ten Medicaid Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans, responsible for benefits management in eight counties – Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren. Community Mental Health Service Provider (CMHSP) partners are: Barry County CMH, Pines Behavioral Health, Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network, Riverwood Center, Van Buren County CMH, Kalamazoo CMH, St. Joseph County CMH and Summit Pointe. Additionally SWMBH is the Substance Abuse Treatment Coordinating Agency for the 8 county region and a Duals Demonstration region - MI Health Link (MHL). For more information: http://www.swmbh.org/



 

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