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 – April

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Annual Membership Meeting – May 16 Please join us May 16 for the MHAM Annual Membership Meeting, immediately followed by two educational presentations. There is no cost and non-members are welcome. The meeting begins at 3:00, Hyatt Place Detroit/Livonia, 19300 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, MI 48152. Our educational presenters are: Mark Cody, J.D., Michigan Protection & Advocacy, who will update the status of a lawsuit on children’s mental health service deficiencies; and Alan Bolter, Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, presenting on problems with funding of CMH services. […]

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Letter from Lansing – March

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Future of New State Psychiatric Hospital in Caro Uncertain The future of a new replacement hospital in Caro (for the one that has existed there) is now up in the air. Governor Snyder and the Legislature had taken some early steps toward a replacement state operated hospital that would remain in Caro. But the Whitmer administration has put this on hold while it seeks consultative assistance on the matter. In a mid-March statement, MDHHS Director Robert Gordon said there will be a delay “as a result of […]

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Letter from Lansing – January

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) As promised in our last issue, below are the most recent changes to “Kevin’s Law” (Assisted Outpatient Treatment, or AOT). These changes can be found in Public Act 593 of 2018, signed into law in late December. The act takes effect this March 28th. *AOT retains a definition in law, and judges are authorized to use it, but subjects no longer have to meet certain experiential criteria from the previous 4 years to qualify (i.e., psychiatric hospitalizations, incarcerations, involvement with violent act or threat). Inability to recognize […]

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