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.
Andrea Smith currently serves as Director of Clinical Practice Improvement with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority. As Director, she is primarily responsible for the oversight, development, implementation, and monitoring of clinical service models to align them with evidence-based, best and/or promising practices while assessing workforce needs, and strategically planning and implementing ways to address the gaps through training and Grantsmanship. She has ten years of experience int he field of health and human services.
Andrea is certified by the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Institute as a QPR Instructor, focusing on suicide prevention and awareness. She is also certified by the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, with certification to teach the Adult, Youth, Military, Veterans and Families, Public Safety, and Higher Education Curricula for various groups to provide an introductory overview of behavioral health issues that they may encounter in the community or at work. (learn more)
Andrea has made an incredible contribution in overseeing our Mental Health First Aid training to over 10,000 individuals in Wayne County which has garnered us national recognition.
About Clinical Practice Improvement.....
The staff of Clinical Practice Improvement provides on-going consultation to other Authority Units, as well as clinical oversight of the entire provider network. Each clinical staff is dedicated to ensuring appropriate services and supports are provided to consumers and their families based upon their individualized needs and choices.
Clinical Practice Improvement also provides direct oversight of many specific programs and initiatives designed to ensure effective service delivery for consumers diagnosed with serious mental illness/co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders; children and adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities; and children with serious emotional disturbances.
These programs and initiatives include, but are not limited to: Integrated Health Care; Oversight of the Comprehensive Block Grant for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH); Clinical Management of the Habilitation Waiver Supports and Children’s Waiver Programs; Facilitation of Medicaid Fair Hearings for the provider network; Oversight of the Mental Health Court and the grant funding for expansion of mental health court services through a grant from the Bureau of Justice.
Responsibilities for this Unit also includes assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of clinical service models to align them with evidence based, best and/or promising practices while assessing workforce needs, and strategically planning and implementing ways to address the gaps through training and Grantsmanship:
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