Policy & Advocacy

How the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Works

  • MHAM gathers and interprets information about mental health problems and conditions for the public and individuals who shape public policy in Michigan.
  • MHAM evaluates 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.
  • MHAM makes available to the public, as well as providers and recipients of mental health services, educational literature covering all aspects of mental health and mental illness.


Current Policy Initiatives

1.  State Budget
2.  Monitor and Contribute to Proposals on the Community Mental Health System
3.  Workforce
4.  Children, Youth, and Families
5.  Crisis Services
6.  Psychiatric Hospital Beds
7.  Psychiatric Residential Licensing
8.  Accountability and Oversight
9.  Integrated Behavioral Health Care
10. Recipient Rights and Due Process
11. Continuity of Care for Youth and Adults
12. Mental Health Parity
13. Access to Medication Without Prior Authorization
14. Incarceration and Discharge
15. Early Intervention and Trauma-Informed Care

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