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.

August 26, 2019

Letter from Lansing – August

More on Lakeshore & the State Mental Health System
The situation with Lakeshore Regional Entity (LRE) – see last issue – is in some flux as LRE has asked for a state administrative appeal hearing and filed a lawsuit, only to withdraw the suit for now.

Meanwhile, a number of leading advocacy groups have developed a paper on the Lakeshore situation and the state as a whole. The report has been divided into two parts. The first, primarily on immediate next
steps for the Lakeshore region (if and when it’s terminated), was released Aug. 5th and is reprinted here.

Part 2, on the state as a whole, will be released shortly and appear in our next issue. The seven authoring groups are: The Arc – Michigan; Association for Children’s Mental Health; Mental Health Association in
Michigan; Michigan Developmental Disability Council; Michigan Disability Rights Coalition; Michigan Protection & Advocacy; and NAMI – Michigan.

Here is Part 1 of the report:

To read the complete Letter from Lansing, please CLICK HERE.