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.

Letter from Lansing – March

Welcome to the March 2020 edition of MHAM’s monthly newsletter that provides you with public policy updates and other information that impacts the behavioral health care of you and those you love. “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” Victor Frankl A Note from the President & CEO Everyone’s attention, as it should be, is on the coronavirus pandemic. We hope you are safe and well. The Mental Health Association in Michigan cares about our mental health and the mental health of those you love. As the state of Michigan and its citizens navigate the challenges of […]

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Letter from Lansing – January

Happy New Year from your friends at the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM)!Welcome to the January 2020 edition of MHAM’s monthly newsletter that provides you with public policy updates and other matters that impact the behavioral health care of you and those you love. “And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.” – Rainer Maria Rilke Message from MHAM Board Chair – Oliver Cameron, MD, PhD A big change is happening at the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM). After decades of sterling service, Dr. Mark Reinstein is stepping down as President/CEO. He […]

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Letter from Lansing – February

Welcome to the February 2020 edition of MHAM’s monthly newsletter that provides you with public policy updates and other information that impacts the behavioral health care of you and those you love. “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a dream” speech, August 28, 1963 MHAM Celebrates Black History Month by honoring civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and abolitionist Frederick Douglass who were instrumental in helping our country move toward a more equitable and accessible society. The civil rights movement that began in the early […]

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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 […]

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