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.

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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Letter from Lansing – December

I will be retiring as MHAM CEO at the end of this month. I know I did this once before (January 2015) and then came back (fall of ’16). I will not be coming back again, but I’m pleased to report I’ll remain a public policy consultant to MHAM in 2020. I have been with MHAM for almost 37 years. It has been an honor for me to do this, and to be with the organization longer than anyone else in its 83-year history. I have learned much in my time with MHAM, and have tried to put what I’ve […]

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Letter from Lansing – November

Michigan Mental Health Association in Michigan formally invites you to attend the Annual PIC Meeting, to be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, from 8:30am – 12 Noon at the Community Mental Health Association, located at, 426 S. Walnut, Lansing, MI. To read the complete Letter from Lansing, please CLICK HERE

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Letter from Lansing – October

The Apparent Death of Section 298Following the Governor’s veto of budget section 298, the state Department of Health & Human Services has terminated the section 298 pilot programs. The department says it wants to find new ways to improve behavioral health services and the integration of those services with medical care. Re the latter, the department says integration at both the service delivery and appropriation levels will be on the table. The department’s stated intent is to periodically distribute vision, service structure, and integration ideas, with feedback solicited from stakeholders. The first such piece may be out soon. We look […]

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