Who We Are
The Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is a voluntary membership citizens’ organization representing a broad base of people working together as an advocate for individuals with mental illness. Affiliated with Mental Health America, MHAM incorporated as a non-profit entity under Michigan statutes in 1937 and holds 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service. The membership meets annually and elects of Board of Directors, which in turn elects its officers and executive committee. The MHAM maintains a non-partisan posture in its social action and public efforts.
Purposes of the MHAM
The basic purposes toward which the MHAM works are:
How MHAM Works to Make an Impact
Gathering and interpreting information about mental health problems and conditions to the public and individuals who shape public policy in Michigan.
By evaluating a variety of public and private mental health services; making recommendations for improvements in these programs; and stimulating demonstration projects to link individuals to needed services.
By making available to the public, as well as providers and recipients of mental health services, educational literature and programming covering all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
As an advocacy organization, MHAM promotes mental health by influencing public policy, evaluating services, fostering partnerships with stakeholders, providing education and outreach, and empowering people affected by brain disorders.