Welcome to BCCMHA
At Barry County Community Mental Health Authority (BCCMHA), we provide mental health and substance abuse services to residents of Barry County, in an accessible and affordable manner. Our goal is to provide treatment, recovery, and hope for individuals in the most effective, least restrictive level of care, and to create the best possible environment for independence and wellness for people living with mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and / or substance use disorders.Coronavirus: If you have an appointment with us and you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, please call 269-948-8041 to discuss your appointment options. BCCMHA is taking steps to ensure clients, staff, and community members remain as safe as possible.
Monthly Board Meeting
Our next board meeting will be November 12th at 8:00am via Zoom. When the time draws near, we will post a Zoom registration link. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services can be provided, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon ten days notice to BCCMHA by contacting Rich Thiemkey at 269-948-8041. As we approach closer, please check back on this page for the Zoom registration link. BCCMHA shall comply with Executive Orders No 2020-48 and Executive Order 2020-15. The public is encouraged to monitor BCCMHA’s web site for possible changes to the meeting schedule.
Accessible and Affordable Mental Health Care
As a provider of comprehensive mental health services, our continuum of care extends to all ages, with a multitude of services including outpatient, home-based, school, and community-based programs. We follow a recovery model which emphasizes and supports each individual's potential for mental wellness, empowerment, and social inclusion. Services are provided in a person-centered, family-driven and youth-guided manner. Individuals, families and youth have an empowered, decision-making role in how their care is delivered.
We are accredited by Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and we are proud to be a member of Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health.
If You Need to Talk, We're Here to Listen
Do you need someone to talk to? Do you want to share your triumphs or challenges? Do you feel alone? Do you feel like others just don’t understand? We can help! If you need to talk, we're here to listen with Certified Peer Support Specialists. By calling 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753), a peer will answer the phone and provide support, provide resource referrals (if needed), and share their experience of hope and recovery. If you feel you need someone to talk to or may be suffering with a mental health condition, call our support line today!
Do You Struggle With Taking Care of a Loved One?
MSU Extension is offering a 6-week program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend (no professional caregivers, please). You will benefit from the workshop whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Please note that this workshop will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver.
The program runs from September 16-October 21, 2020 and is FREE! It will take place via Zoom every Wednesday from 3-4:30pm. 3-4:30pm. To register go to: https://events.anr.msu.edu/PTCSept2020ShannonLauraKris/