We are here to help.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The MCCMH Team looks forward to talking to you, either by phone or in person.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 586-307-9100, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you want guidance and help for yourself or someone you care about, a phone call during business hours is a great way to start. During our first conversation, we can provide guidance and information that will simplify your first visit. When you call our customer service line at 855-99-MCCMH (855-996-2264), have your insurance information ready, if you don’t have insurance don’t worry, it’s not required. Please prepare to spend some time with us, as these initial conversations can take up to a half hour to complete.


Macomb County Community Mental Health is the public provider of mental health, substance use and developmental disability treatment services in Macomb County Michigan. We are MCCMH.

Find information about some of the services we provide below:

Mental Illness


Children with Emotional Disturbances


Individuals with Developmental Disabilities


Substance Use Disorder


Crisis Services


Veteran Navigator


Autism Services


Integrated Health




Dave Pankotai Departs as Macomb County Community Mental Health CEO, Board Appoints COO Traci
Smith as Interim CEO

Dave Pankotai’s impact on MCCMH has been pivotal in its recent success. Particularly his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing guidance for the Macomb County Central Intake and Assessment Project as well as bringing the organization back from financial hardship. Following a collaborative transition through the end of Pankotai’s term in December, MCCMH’s current COO, Traci Smith, will become interim CEO and will lead the organization as it moves into the next year.

A diligent search for a new CEO is ongoing and will be led by the MCCMH board of directors with potential guidance from a professional search firm to identify and evaluate the best candidates for this leadership role.


Mental Health Matters Celebration and Awards

Every day, mental health and substance use treatment organizations, professionals, and individuals provide vital services to people in need and advocate for themselves. Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) celebrated their selfless efforts, advocacy, and commitment to delivering care at its Mental Health Matters Awards on May 23, 2024.   

We welcomed CBS News Detroit’s Karen Carter to celebrate local mental health champions across the following categories, Outstanding Self-Advocate, Provider, Caregiving, Community Partner, and Advocate.   


Read more about the event and 2024 winners on the Mental Health Matters web page.

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Family Support Subsidy

The Family Support Subsidy (FSS) is a program to help families who provide in-home care for their children with severe disabilities.

Beginning Saturday, July 16, anyone seeking suicide or mental health-related crisis support for themselves or someone they know, can connect with a trained counselor by calling, or texting, 988. This shorter phone number helps simplify access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis response system.

“It is important for everyone to have access to immediate support in times of crisis. Offering a three digit, easy to remember number answered by skilled staff is critically important, especially today. MCCMH is proud to support this effort, and to work with Lifeline to help the people we serve.” – Dave Pankotai, MCCMH CEO

More information can be found by clicking the image to the left or going directly to https://988lifeline.org

MCCMH Veteran Navigator Meets with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel on WJR News Radio


Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel guest hosted for Paul W. Smith Friday morning, November 11th, 2022 and used the Veteran’s Day broadcast to highlight issues and concerns impacting those who have served our country. An LMSW and Navy Veteran, MCCMH Veteran Navigator Diana Laskey joined Hackel and Sean Baligian of WJR at the Black Cat Coffee in downtown Mt Clemens for the live broadcast.

MCCMH Hosts Tri-County Roundtable

Events happening thousands of miles away impact the lives of Metro Detroiters, fueling stress and anxiety in a community that has already endured a pandemic. To help tri-county residents, Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) hosted a roundtable discussion of the emotional, mental and physical toll that conflict, near or far, can create and offer strategies to successfully address it. The roundtable was held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 26601 Ryan Road in Warren Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Seven area mental healthcare professionals were joined by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, discussing stress and anxiety, how it impacts each person, and when & where to seek help addressing those challenges.

WWJ News Radio – Feeling stressed about the war in Ukraine? You’re not the only one, Metro Detroit mental health experts say

ClickOnDetroit – Michigan Families Fear for Loved Ones in Ukraine

WXYZ (Channel 7) – Barbershop chairs become safe spaces, way to clear mind


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Panelists from Left to Right: Safehaus CEO Dr. Roman Kolodchin, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network Director of Customer Service Michele Vasconcellos, Macomb County Community Mental Health Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Agnes Ward, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Professor of Social Work at Wayne State University and Safehaus family therapist Dr. Victor Burlaka, Safehaus Clinical Director Nataliya Hnatyuk, Macomb County Community Mental Health CEO David Pankotai and Oakland County Health Network Chief Medical Officer Dr. Victor Pozios.

Success Stories



Ray has been struggling with mental illness since the age of 17. He’s now 29. He has received services from First Southwest and ACT, has participated in DBT, Family Psychoeducation and Crossroads Clubhouse. In 2015, Ray received devastating news that, because of his Medicaid spenddown, the services that he once benefitted from were no longer available to him.

He sought out the help of private psychiatrists and psychotherapists and, during that three-year course, Ray was hospitalized more than 10 times. He felt lost, dejected, and, in a strange way, it felt like the new normal until he received a call from Crossroads Clubhouse. Thanks to a grant the organization received, Ray was able to return to the clubhouse in June of 2018.

Since receiving the news, Ray has returned to the clubhouse and hasn’t been hospitalized even once. In his words, “I really enjoy being here and have met so many new friends. The thought of being hospitalized isn’t even a possibility.

Jack’s Grandmother

I want to thank all of you who have helped Jack get back on the road to success. Two years ago, there was this monster living in our home. He was supposed to be my grandson, but he didn’t act like my grandson. I was deathly afraid of him; One minute, he’d be hugging me, the next minute, he’d be threatening to kill me and the rest of the family.

It’s people like you that have gotten Jack the help that he needs. Since he’s graduated from your program, you wouldn’t believe that he’s the same kid. He now knows how to control his anger. The medication that he’s on is working properly. Like I said, it’s because of you that Jack is where he is today. I never would have thought it would be possible to have my grandson back but, thanks to you all, it was possible. He still has issues and it’s because he’s still a teenager. We’re working on them and realize that it’s possible to overcome them with help, support, and, most importantly, love. Miracles can happen. The people working at MCCMH are extremely wonderful. If anybody thought that there’s no hope for their child, they should take a look at Jack.