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.

September 28, 2016

Critical Opportunity for Your Input to Be Heard

Possible Privatization of Publicly Funded Behavioral Health Services

Oct 4 (1:00-4:00 p.m.) and 5 (6:00-9:00 p.m.)
Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 48823

These sessions are for service recipients and their family members. Attendees will be asked to give input on a series of questions resulting from the related efforts of Lt. Calley’s Workgroup earlier this year. These are not public testimony sessions; therefore, attendees are encouraged to be present for the entire time for responses to all questions.

Whatever changes may be made in publicly funded state health care (Governor Snyder proposed having Medicaid HMOs manage services for behavioral health recipients) should ultimately be based on what’s in the best interests of those who require those services. The input of individuals/families who’ve experienced services for mental illness, emotional disorder, developmental or intellectual disability, and/or substance use disorder is critical and essential. This is an opportunity for your voices to be heard before a report on next steps is prepared for and delivered to the Legislature in January.