Community Mental Health offers walk in or call crisis 24 Hours a Day (Walk-in services are for those in immediate crisis and cannot wait for an appointment). Visit our Walk-in Clinics Map to get directions to your nearest CMH Building. Crisis services provides crisis intervention, assessment, and screening for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization, or learn the four signs of mental crisis.
Crystal Palmer, Director of Children’s Initiatives at Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University, in Saginaw MI and subsequently a Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University, in Detroit MI. Ms. Palmer has spent the past 15 years working with at-risk children and their families in Wayne County, MI.
In her current role, Mrs. Palmer is responsible for the oversight, management, development and coordination of services for children and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and their families within Wayne County’s public mental health system. She also acts as the Principal Investigator for a Substance Abuse Mental Health System Administration System of Care Expansion Grant.
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority provides a comprehensive and integrated array of services/supports which inspires hope and promotes recovery/self-determination. Children, youth and families with co-occurring mental health, substance abuse and physical health conditions receive services within a system of care that is:
Community based: with the focus of services as well as system management resting within a supportive, adaptive infrastructure of structures, processes, and relationships at the community level.
Family-Centered: families have a primary decision making role in the care of their own children as well as the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community.
Youth Guided: means that young people have the right to be empowered, educated, and given a decision making role in the care of their own lives. This includes giving young people a sustainable voice and then listening to that voice.
Cultural and Linguistically Responsive: organizations, programs, and services are relevant and unique to each individual and family's cultural, linguistic, and social needs.
Trauma Informed: when organizations, programs, and services are based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate, so that these services and programs can be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization.
Children’s Initiatives: programs, services and/or projects that being implement within the network of care that show “evidence” and/or “promise” of good outcomes for children with SED. These services are:
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