Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) is pleased to welcome you to our family of services. We provide assistance to individuals seeking mental health wellness within Shiawassee County. Our services are available to residents in the community who have Medicaid or are uninsured, underinsured, and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code.
Our programs and activities are governed by a locally
appointed Board of Directors. We invite you to attend the SCCMHA monthly
board meeting to learn more about our organization, offer comments, and
Board meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the agency located at 1555 Industrial Drive in Owosso, Michigan.
Please take a moment to read our Mission, Vision, and Values Statements
Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority uses © technology to assist Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals a means to communicate over video desktop and mobile devices with a hearing individual in real time using American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. This service is free to Deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers. Click this link http://purple.us/trynow to gain access to the "Purple" website and download the appropriate free application to meet your individual needs.
SCCMHA Receives Special 50th Anniversary Tributes
Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA)
celebrated their 50th Anniversary with an Open House on Monday, May 18,
2015. Guest speakers were Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, SCCMHA CEO Joseph Sedlock,
SCCMHA Board President Jerry Walden, Chairman of the Shiawassee County
Board of Commissioners Hartmann Aue, Probate Judge Clark Shanahan, and
Owosso Mayor Ben Frederick.
SCCMHA received tributes from Governor Rick Snyder, Congressman of MI 4th District John Moolenaar, Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners, and the City of Owosso.
Art Contest Poem
By Vicki Berry, Honorable Mention
“You’re CRAZY!”, they said
but they can’t hear the voices in my head...
“You walk weird,” they jeer...
but they don’t know how many surgeries it took to walk
and it’s falling I fear….
“You talk funny,” they sneer
but they don’t know I can’t hear...
Fighting the urge to double touch the door
compulsion takes over and I touch it once more...
Ashamed, confused and frustrated...why can’t others see...
this is not something I choose to be...
When I come to program, they all know me by name
they never judge or hurt me and we’re all treated the same.
I may need a lot of help some days and others not as much...
those who teach and guide me, they definitely help a bunch...
I’m glad to have a place I feel safe to grow and learn
building my skills, maybe someday I’ll have a job
where money I’ll earn...
I love to learn new things,
it may take me several tries to do it right
through my struggles…I will fight the good fight...
Author note: We need to remember that people with disabilities are people first. As a team member at SCCMHA I am proud to say I have witnessed great successes for the people we serve daily. Things people without disabilities take for granted. It is in celebrating these small victories that we can build confidence, trust and understanding.