Community Mental Health

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  • Are you in crisis?
    If you, or someone you know, is in a mental health crisis please call our Helpline at 866-512-4357.

    You can contact the Crisis Center/Helpline for reasons such as:

    • Suicidal Thoughts
    • Information on Suicide
    • Information on Mental Health/Illness
    • Substance Abuse/Addiction
    • To Help a Friend or Loved One

    *If the person is a danger to themselves or others contact 911 for assistance. If you are not in crisis and are looking to access mental health services for yourself or someone you know please contact the Access Center at 877-588-4357 or TTY 616-494-5508.


Community Mental Health (CMH) is a public provider of services for people with developmental disabilities and/or serious mental illness.Our programs and activities are governed by a Board of Directors.Our services are available to residents of Ottawa County who have Medicaid or are uninsured, and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code. We are CARF accredited for 12 programs.

Special Update

We were recently notified that Kandu Incorporated has announced plans to close by August 31, 2015. This is unexpected news for us and very disappointing. Kandu has been a valued community partner and has positively impacted the lives of many individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness by creating meaningful work opportunities. Community Mental Health of Ottawa County has been working with our community partners, including Kandu, to adjust to the decreases in funding and find more sustainable solutions to service provision. We will continue our efforts to find or create new options to fill the void Kandu will leave.

At this time we are reviewing each consumer who attends Kandu. We hope to transfer most of the individuals who will be impacted by Kandu's closure to one of our other programs. We plan to issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) to secure additional services. Case Managers and Supports Coordinators will be contacting individuals, families, and guardians to solve immediate issues and will continue to work on long term plans. We will work closely with Kandu to assure transition plans are in place.

Questions and concerns can be directed to our Customer Services Coordinator at (616) 494-5545 or email:  


News & Events

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Healthy Michigan Plan
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Help for teens and
young adults suffering
from mental illness.
A Landmark for
Mental Health Care

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October 29, 2013
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Administrative Office

  • Phone: (616) 392-1873
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Lynne Doyle
    Executive Director
  • Briana Fowler
    Recipient Rights Officer