Heritage Behavioral Health Center, Inc., celebrates 60-years of providing exceptional service in 2016, tracing its origin back to March 1, 1956. Then known as the Mental Health Clinic, accepted its first client on April 10 and has been providing continuous service ever since. In 1967, the Alcoholism Advisory Council for the Decatur Area was established to provide substance abuse services. In 1970, the Mental Health Clinic became the Decatur Mental Health Center and established an inter-locked relationship with the Alcoholism Advisory Council. In 1987, the Alcoholism Advisory Council was merged into Decatur Mental Health Center. DMHC continued its steady growth and became the primary provider of community-based behavioral health care in Macon County. In 1998, Decatur Mental Health Center became Heritage Behavioral Health Center, Inc. While our name and our services have changed over the course of our 60 year history, we have stayed true to the principles upon which we were founded, building a legacy
high quality services. Heritage provides comprehensive community-based services to treat the most serious behavioral disorders and links them closely with providers of inpatient care. We also provide a variety of innovative outreach, crisis intervention and prevention services in our communities. Addiction is a disease that can be successfully treated. Based on the individualized treatment plan, individuals receive services, which are specifically designed to be innovative, aggressively client-centered and team-oriented. The continuum of Heritage services offers clients the opportunity to participate in a range of services, which will better meet their diverse personal recovery needs. Clients have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of services oriented toward minimizing the impairments of their mental illness, chemical dependency, and/or emotional disturbance and optimizing their recovery efforts including but not limited to the following: counseling and therapy services; skill-building; self-management of behavioral symptoms and medication; independent community living; interpersonal relations and social-skills; relapse prevention; and motivation toward recovery.