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Community mental health authority announces name change

The Argus-Press - 12/4/2017

OWOSSO - Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority announced this week it is changing its name to the Shiawassee Health and Wellness starting Jan. 1.

The agency will remain an authority as approved by the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners in 2004.

"Shiawassee Health and Wellness more accurately reflects what our agency is striving to promote in Shiawassee County while it puts us in a better position to grow," CEO Lindsey Hull said. "We have known for a while that when a person is receiving behavioral health service, you cannot treat the mind in isolation. It is important to treat the whole person, the behavioral health needs as well as physical health needs."

Shiawassee Health and Wellness remains the designated Community Mental Health Services Program (CMHSP) with the responsibility for serving the specialty behavioral health needs for individuals in Shiawassee County.

"Our focus is on quality care while providing an overall wellness approach that focuses on giving fully integrated health services," Hull said. "Our agency remains dedicated to meeting the needs of our consumers in the ever-evolving healthcare industry."

In addition to the name change, the agency has a new logo.

A committee chose an oak leaf to represent stability, dependability, teamwork, change, new beginnings and growth. Green represents calming while it signifies to move forward.

Shiawassee Health and Wellness provides services and support to Shiawassee County residents who are adults and children with developmental disabilities, adult with serious mental illness, and children with serious emotional disturbances. For more information, call (989) 723-6791.


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