Grand Lake Mental Health Center is now GRAND Mental Health.
The organization has changed its name to reflect its reach and mission of providing world-class mental health services to those living in northcentral and northeastern Oklahoma.
Under GRAND Mental Health, clients will see no change in the services received from this Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. Its expert staff currently serve more than 10,000 clients through its 20 clinics across 12 counties in northcentral and northeastern Oklahoma.
The original clinic opened 43 years ago 18 miles west of Grand Lake of the Cherokees in northeastern Oklahoma. Since then, the organization has expanded services to 12 counties across the northern part of the state.
“The name GRAND Mental Health better reflects our innovative work,” said Chief Executive Officer, Larry Smith. “Mental health incidents are drastically on the rise, and the need for effective trauma-informed services has never been greater. I’m incredibly proud of the supportive environment we provide so Oklahomans can achieve a better quality of life, and we believe this new name aligns with that mission.”
With a staff of more than 1,300 employees, GRAND Mental Health uses an anytime, anywhere approach to get mental health care to those in need. Utilizing thousands of iPads, the organization can connect clients to a full array of therapy services at a touch of a button, 24 hours a day. The same technology was deployed to law enforcement partners, who can connect to mental health professionals while they are on duty to help troubleshoot a mental health crisis.
GRAND operates three 24/7 Crisis Centers allowing for immediate critical care to those in mental health crisis. The organization continues to cultivate new initiatives to support those who need mental health services in rural Oklahoma.
“Our new name mirrors all the good we are doing in Oklahoma,” said Chief Operating Officer, Josh Cantwell. “We continue to grow and innovate to improve the quality of life of our neighbors and serve those in our state who don’t always have easy access to mental health care.”
GRAND Mental Health will be opening a Brief Stay Therapeutic Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in the summer of 2022. This first-of-its-kind therapy home will allow families in crisis to receive intensive treatment as a family unit, with the goal of keeping children in a stable home and out of state custody.
GRAND Mental Health has launched a new website at granhmh.com reflecting its new logo with a clean, easy-to-read look for clients and the public.
About GRAND Mental Health
GRAND Mental Health provides services for adults, children, adolescents, and families struggling with behavioral health issues, substance use issues, and integrated/medical needs in northeastern and north central Oklahoma. In business since 1979, GRAND Mental Health is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) providing evidence- based mental health and substance use services integrated with primary health care. Becoming a CCBHC has allowed GRAND Mental Health to hire wellness coaches, dieticians, occupational therapists, behavioral health coaches and peer recovery support specialists to provide a larger spectrum of services to clients. GRAND Mental Health operates 27 clinics and centers in 13 Oklahoma counties, employing more than 1,700 people. GRAND Mental Health strives to provide personalized care, anytime, anywhere. GRAND Mental Health works closely with and is partially funded by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.