Our consortium member NorthCare Network purchased a subscription for the digital behavioral health app myStrength that can be used by anyone in the UP. myStrength offers custom resources to improve mood and overcome the challenges your clients face. Track health, enjoy interactive activities, and become inspired by quotes and videos with myStrength. You can download the app on iPhone or Android.
Use the code NCNcommunity to access
Dial Help's Safety Net Program (SNP) is available UP-wide. It provides follow-up support for people dealing with suicidal thoughts, loss of a loved one to suicide, complex crisis, or Substance Use Disorder. Support includes assessing emotional state, safety planning, connection to resources, and more. Clients can choose whether they want to be contacted by phone call or text message.
If you have a client who would like to enroll in the SNP, please contact Dial Help at 906-482-9077 with the client, or via three-way call.
Peer recovery coaches walk side by side with individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders. They help people to create their own recovery plans, and develop their own recovery pathways. Recovery coaches provide many different types of support, including emotional (empathy and concern), informational (connections to information and referrals to community resources that supportnhealth and wellness), instrumental (concrete supports such as housing or employment), and affiliational support (connections to recovery. Email KYoung@northcarenetwork.org to find a local recovery coach.
Dial Help is a non-profit crisis center serving the Upper Peninsula. Their mission is to promote the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our communities. We accomplish this goal by providing problem assistance, crisis intervention, referrals, education, and training.
Dial Help offers a 24/7 crisis line, and a Safety Net Program providing follow-up support and treatment service navigation via phone call or text message.
NorthCare Network is one of Michigan’s ten Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) responsible for the management of various sources of State funding. Their mission is to ensure that every eligible recipient receives quality specialty mental health and substance use disorder services and supports through the responsible management of regional resources.
NorthCare provides a comprehensive array of specialty mental health and substance abuse services. This includes supports for adults with serious mental illnesses, children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances, persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and persons with substance abuse disorders.
GLRC is a non-profit agency specializing in substance abuse and mental health treatment for youth, families and adults. Their mission is to empower recovery through hope and change. GLRC offers treatment services by certified counselors and licensed professionals, including residential and outpatient. They also provide peer recovery coaches; specialty youth, veteran, and women's services; and training in the community.
Narcan (also known as Naloxone) is a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug available as an injectable or nasal spray. Through the Grand Rapids Red Project, Narcan/Naloxone is available free by mail anywhere in Michigan. This project is made up of community members who are passionate advocates and activists in the fight against HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and accidental overdose. Click here for more information.
A public health approach that helps prevent communicable diseases, unsafely discarded needles, and accidental overdose. SSPs provide free, confidential supplies and services to those who use drugs, including syringe exchange and links to testing for HIV and Hepatitis, peer recovery coaches, and mental/physical health treatment. SSPs in Michigan are housed in your local Health Department. Click here to find a program near you. Click here for more information.
Connect UP - Rides to Wellness is a new transportation option for patients across the Upper Peninsula. If you require transportation for local or long distance medical/behavioral health appointments, please call our transportation hotline at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.
Leave a message at the Transportation Hotline 906-341-3753 to learn about qualifications for the program.
If you are a Meidcaid or UPHP plan member, please contact those providers for transportation information.
History: In 2019, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital provided Schoolcraft County Transit Authority with a $10,000 Grant to offer Free Transportation to Medical and Mental Health Appointments. The grant period has ended but other options are available for patients seeking transportation assistance.