Local, Regional and National Partners

Helpful Links

The community mental health movement in this country was founded on the belief that mental health services are best provided in both the community in which the person receiving such service lives and also in partnership with regional and national providers. In keeping with this philosophy, Barry County Community Mental Health Authority is proud to provide a wide range of local, regional and national partnership links below.

Barry County Resources

Barry County SATF

The mission of the Barry County Substance Use Disorder Task Force is to prevent and address the consequences of existing and emerging substance use disorder issues through collaborative efforts.

Barry County Sheriff

The Mission of Barry County’s Sheriff’s Department is to provide a full spectrum of professional corrections and law enforcement services to insure our community continues to progress as a safe and secure place to live, work and visit.

Barry County Transit

Founded in 1982 Barry County Transit provides safe and reliable public transportation throughout all of Barry County.

Barry County

Proudly serving all of the residents of Barry County. Providing information on Health and Community, Townships and Villages, Park Services, Courts and Law Enforcement, and more.

Safe Harbor Children's Advocacy Center, Barry County

Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Barry County is located in Hastings, Michigan and opened in December 2013. This is a satellite office of the Safe Harbor in Allegan County, both delivering the same mission; Providing a lifeline to victims of child abuse and neglect.

Family Resources

Sesame Street and Autism

Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities.

National Military Family Association

The EFMP prevents special needs military families from being sent to locations without adequate medical or educational services. As part of the assignment coordination process, personnel officials consult with medical and educational professionals at the proposed location to determine if a family’s needs can be met there.

National Academic Association of Students with Learning Disabilities

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

State Resources

Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services

MDHHS's work is to improve health, health care, and access to health care while lowering costs. Every Michigander has a stake in this effort.

Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health Affiliates

Southwest Michigan Behavorial Health

SWMBH is one of Michigan’s ten Medicaid Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans, responsible for benefits management in eight counties – Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren.

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo provides a welcoming and diverse community partnership which collaborates and shares effective resources that support individuals and families to be successful through all phases of life.

Woodlands Behavioral Health Network

Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network, Cass County, works in partnership with individuals, families and the community to inspire hope, promote resiliency and achieve recovery by providing effective behavioral health services.


Pivotal is St. Joseph County’s premier Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Pivotal enhances the lives of the individuals they serve by delivering integrated services that jointly address medical and behavioral health needs including substance use disorder and primary care screening services.

Riverwood Center (Berrien County CMH)

Riverwood is a community-based, non-profit behavioral health care agency serving the residents of Berrien County. We offer a full range of responsive and accessible mental health services that provide the hope and self-determination to give you the tools to live the best possible life you can. Our professional staff utilizes appropriate resources to provide carefully customized, personalized care.

Pines Behavioral Health (Branch County CMH)

We will help resolve your struggles or concerns in a compassionate and prompt manner. If you or a loved one feel you need help, call us any time, any day. We’re here for you. Remember, life should be enjoyed...not endured.

Summit Pointe (Calhoun County CMH)

For over 30 years Summit Pointe has been helping people regain confidence and learn the skills necessary for success. We are your mental health care provider and so much more.

Van Buren Community Mental Health

Van Buren Community Mental Health Authority was established to provide mental health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, children with severe emotional disturbance, and individuals with developmental disabilities, residing in Van Buren County.

Federal Resources


Mental health plays an important role in your well-being. Learn the early warning signs of mental health problems and how to get help.

Find mental health services, including treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Get help for veterans and family members to deal with mental health issues.

Addiction Resource

Addiction Resource provides a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. We provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASAM is a professional society representing over 3,900 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

Student Resources

Suicide Prevention in College

Suicide is a complex public health issue with several causes, including psychiatric illnesses that may have not been recognized or treated. Many treatment options are available, and there have been several recent advances in treating and understanding suicide. Get or give our guide to receive hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want so badly to help them.