Clinical Services (Adult)


Gogebic Community Mental Health provides specialty mental health services to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Serious Mental Illnesses, and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders. Eligibility criteria, such as residency requirements apply. Go to for more information about eligibility and how to request services through CMH. Our goal is to work ourselves out of a job by providing the tools and support to empower consumers of our services to achieve their individualized goals and improve their quality of life.

Adult Therapy Services
Adult counseling focuses on improving psychological functioning, and reducing maladaptive behaviors to help improve functioning and interpersonal relationships.

Supports Coordination/ Targeted Case Management
The Supports Coordinator/ Case Manager uses the person-centered process to assist in identifying and implementing support strategies. Supports and services incorporate principles of empowerment, community inclusion, health and safety assurance and natural supports.

  • Advocating
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Service Planning
  • Follow-up
  • Linking to other services at Community Mental Health and other Agencies
  • Monitoring Progress
  • Community Living Supports- CLS Worker assists in daily living skills and household activities in facilitating participation in community activities.


Community Mental Health works with area hospitals and nursing homes to assess the mental health needs of individuals to determine if specialized services are needed during their nursing home stay.

These services provide the opportunity for individuals to to learn coping skills and strategies that enhance self-esteem and self-confidence from peer mentors who have personal experience with overcoming challenges posed by I/DD and/or a serious mental illness. The goal is to achieve community inclusion, participation, recovery, and productivity.

CMH subscribes to the principle of integrated treatment. Health conditions are not mutually exclusive, and therefore it is not uncommon for individuals to have more than one condition at the same time, i.e. co-occurring. Co-occurring conditions include intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, physical health conditions, and/or substance use disorders. An integrated treatment approach is based on an understanding that co-occurring conditions impact the symptoms of each other, and therefore the most effective treatment is a holistic one, rather than one that treats each condition separately

Intensive clinical, medical and psychosocial services are provided 24 hours a day by a multi-disciplinary team.The services are based on the principles of recovery and person-centered practice. Services are provided in the beneficiary’s residence or in other community locations by members of the ACT team.


Jail Diversion is a collaborative program between CMH, law enforcement agencies, jails, and courts. Jail Diversion offers the option of voluntary participation in treatment as a condition of reduced sentence and/or reduced jailtime for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Serious Mental Illness facing misdemeanor and/or non-violent felony charges.


Crisis services are unscheduled activities conducted for the purpose of resolving a crisis situation. Services include walk-in crisissupport Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, a 24/7 crisis hotline (1-800-348-0032), risk assessment, safety planning, referral and direct therapy. Crisis services are provided  at Gogebic CMH’s Wakefield office, the emergency room, and local law enforcement agencies.

Community Mental Health is required to complete pre-admission screenings for uninsured individuals and recipients of Michigan Medicaid for the purpose of authorizing payment for inpatient psychiatric treatment, when inpatient care is requested. The pre-admission screening helps to ensure that the most clinically appropriate services are provided in the least restrictive setting possibleGogebic CMH also works with inpatient psychiatric hospitals to coordinate discharge planning to support a smooth transition back home from the hospital.