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.

  • CMHOC Annual Public Hearing

    Community Mental Health of Ottawa County will be holding its Annual Public Hearing on Monday June 27, 2016 at 3:00pm. It will be located in the Board Room at 12265 James Street, Holland, MI 49424. The Annual Public Hearing will be immediately followed by the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors. View if you are interested in attending.

    If you have questions or need special accommodations to attend and/or participate, contact the CMH Customer Services Department at (616) 494-5545 or

  • Mental Health Millage Passes

    I am so grateful to this community for their support in passing the mental health millage, in doing so we have demonstrated that mental health matters. Community Mental Health of Ottawa County will use millage dollars to provide critical supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness as well as allow us to engage in prevention and early intervention programming for the greater community. I am proud to live and work in a community where every citizen is valued and we help those in need. I applaud Ottawa County’s willingness to be the first in Michigan to approve a dedicated mental health millage. Thank you to those individuals and organizations that helped to spread the word about this important issue.

    Lynne Doyle
    Executive Director

  • Advocacy Task Force

    The Community Mental Health of Ottawa County Advocacy Task Force has been formed to provide additional assistance, information, and support to our consumers and their families. We recognize our consumers and their families may occasionally need assistance in navigating the mental health system and/or a “neutral” party to answer questions and provide support. We are working closely with the ARC – Advocacy & Resource Center of Ottawa County, Disability Network Lakeshore, and other community partners to assure these resources are known and available to our consumers.  Future work will include training for Independent Facilitators for Person Centered Planning meetings, regular updates related to consumer rights and protections on our website, and creation of “contract provider community liaisons” - “go to” people involved in service delivery who are likely the first point of contact with consumers and families who have concerns and questions.

    If you are interested in learning more about the Advocacy Task Force or would like any of the assistance mentioned above, please contact Anna Bednarek, our Customer Services Coordinator at (616) 494-5545 or

    Protecting Michigan's Most Vulnerable Citizens


Administrative Office

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

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