About Behavioral Health Services 

Gun Lake Tribe's Behavioral Health Services are available to Citizens of federally recognized Tribes who reside within the five-county service area of Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo, Kent and Ottawa Counties.
 
Behavioral Health Staff use Person-Centered Planning. PCP is based on a holistic framework, respective of the individual and his or her values and goals, building upon strengths. Identifying the strengths of the person served, including interpersonal and community, in combination with the strengths of the Gun Lake Tribe guiding principles of the Seven Grandfather Teachings of respect, love, truth, courage, humility, honesty and wisdom build a foundation to help guide individuals on a path of wellness.

Outpatient Services

Individual, group and family prevention, early intervention and clinical treatment of emotional, mental and substance use disorders are an integral part of improving and maintaining overall health. Within outpatient programming, we provide confidential assessment and counseling for behavioral and emotional problems, substance use and education on wellness, resiliency and recovery.

We recognize there are multiple pathways to health and recovery. Staff may work with you to address medicine wheel directions, comprised of spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual components. Supportive services may address a variety of needs, including, but not limited to, situational or environmental stressors, interpersonal relationships, mental health issues, life span issues and substance use disorders. Behavioral Health staff may provide case management, advocacy support and/or referrals to community resources, as necessary.


Access to Recovery (ATR)  

ATR provides substance use clinical and recovery support services to eligible Citizens of federally recognized Tribes and their household members, ages 12 and older, residing in the five-county service area who have current or historical struggle with alcohol or drug use. You do not have to be currently using to access the program. ATR may provide vouchers for alcohol or drug residential treatment to select sites, dependent on funding availability.

Crisis Support 

Crisis Support Services are aimed at the assessment and immediate stabilization of acute symptoms of mental illness and emotional distress. Crisis services are not intended to replace emergency services. In the event of a serious psychological, medical or life-threatening emergency, please call 911.


Complimentary Therapeutic Services 

Complimentary Therapeutic Services are adjunct services to support and help achieve balance for Tribal Citizens.