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.

December 27, 2019

An Opportunity for Your Voice to be Heard!

A message from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

Earlier this month, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon spoke to legislators about the MDHHS vision for the future of the state’s public behavioral health system. He spoke about the strengths of Michigan’s behavioral health system as well major challenges the system faces and the values we want to keep in the forefront as we move toward the future of behavioral health system reform. Director Gordon also reviewed key design elements of a future, improved system. In case you missed it, you can find the Director’s full remarks, slides, and supporting materials at

To continue the conversation, MDHHS is hosting public forums around the state to provide individuals and families served by our specialty behavioral health system a chance to ask questions and provide feedback on this vision for the future.

MDHHS will host five forums in early 2020, including four in-person events and one virtual forum. All events will be hosted from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged to help us best prepare for the events. You can find the links to register for each event below:  

  • Register for Detroit on January 8 here
  • Register for Grand Rapids on January 9 here
  • Register for Marquette on January 22 here
  • Register for Saginaw on January 30 here
  • Register for our virtual forum on February 6 here 

A flyer with the full schedule of forums is also attached. We would appreciate your help spreading the word, especially to people and families served. You can also find updates and the most recent information on our website:

Future of Behavioral Health Team
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

CLICK HERE to see the full schedule of forums.