The Mental Health Association in Michigan

is the only statewide, non-governmental agency concerned with the broad spectrum of mental illness across all age groups.


Letter from Lansing – May

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Where Some Current Mental Health Advocacy Issues in Michigan Stand Section 298 Will pilots actually begin October 1? Saginaw CMH has just withdrawn from its pilot. We don’t know what that means for moving forward. Senate budget language for Fiscal Year-20 has several negative points designed to push the ultimate outcome of pilots in favor of Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs). For example, pilot CMHs would have to pass a readiness review, but pilot MHPs would not. (The Senate calls for 3-year pilots.) House budget language is not as […]

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Letter from Lansing – April

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Annual Membership Meeting – May 16 Please join us May 16 for the MHAM Annual Membership Meeting, immediately followed by two educational presentations. There is no cost and non-members are welcome. The meeting begins at 3:00, Hyatt Place Detroit/Livonia, 19300 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, MI 48152. Our educational presenters are: Mark Cody, J.D., Michigan Protection & Advocacy, who will update the status of a lawsuit on children’s mental health service deficiencies; and Alan Bolter, Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, presenting on problems with funding of CMH services. […]

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Letter from Lansing – February 2019

a monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Vol. 2, No. 2                                                                      February  2019 Important New Michigan Report on Medication Access Released A report from a special, legislatively required workgroup on mental health medications has just been released. It supports the position MHAM and the behavioral health community have held for almost 20 years. Since 2004, Michigan Medicaid has carved out […]

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A Cop Killer’s Unchecked Mental Illness & the Lives it Destroyed

By Gus Burns | TITABAWASSEE TWP., MI — A steel door buzzes open. Dozens of inmates enter a white day room to visit with children, parents, wives and girlfriends. In shuffles Marquise Cromer, a 250-pound-plus, 6-foot-3 convicted cop killer. The 23-year-old Detroit man sits in a chair that seems much too small for him. He’s shy. Cromer’s eyes are dark and wide, his soft black hair twisted into short dreadlocks, his face pudgy. Cromer was a lot thinner in his mugshot. He takes anti-psychotic drugs now that he’s behind bars; weight gain is a side-effect. His absent gaze shifts between […]

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