In Crisis? Suicidal?

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide or is in emotional distress, please call:


We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A caring, trained clinician is waiting to take your call.

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Recipient Rights

When you receive mental health services, Michigan’s Mental Health Code and other laws safeguard your rights. Furthermore, our staff is responsible for protecting your rights when they provide services to you.

You are encouraged to ask questions about your treatment and about your rights. We also encourage you to make suggestions on anything you feel would be in your best interest.

If you believe your rights have been violated, please inform the Rights Officer at the location where you are receiving services.

West Michigan CMH Rights Officer
Kara Rose

Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Meeting

The Recipient Rights Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, June 10, 2024, in the Ludington Boardroom or via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public.

Additional Resources

Learn more about your rights when receiving mental health services:

Your Rights When Receiving Mental Health Services in Michigan podcast series:


To report abuse and neglect of an adult or child: Please call 855- 444-3911 or visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) website.

To report licensing concerns: Please call 866-856-0126, or visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) website.

Have a complaint?

If you believe that one of your rights has been violated, you (or someone on your behalf) may fill out and submit a Recipients Right’s Complaint form. A Rights Officer or advisor will review the complaint and may investigate.

Recipient Rights Complaint Form