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.

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Letter from Lansing – February 2021

Mental Health Matters The Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) has been in existence since 1936 and has distinguished itself as being one of the leaders in mental health public policy in our state for many years. MHAM continues to advocate for individuals with mental health conditions at the state and local level. The Association’s mission is to improve care and treatment of mental illness; promote positive mental health; and prevent the onset of mental disorders. We do this through policy analysis and advocacy with government, primarily at the state government level in Lansing. MHAM seeks regulatory action from government […]

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Letter from Lansing – March 2021

The Critical Importance of Increasing Access to Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment in Michigan In late February, Jay Gross posted a YouTube video that went viral as he pleaded for help on behalf of his adopted 15-year-old son who had been languishing in a mid-Michigan emergency room for two weeks due to a mental health crisis. According to an article that appeared in MIRS (Michigan’s Independent Source of News and Information) on March 3, 2021, Jay Gross made this statement in the video, “The system of mental health is so broken. I’m learning to realize that it is OK to not be […]

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Letter from Lansing – January 2021

Welcome to the January 2021 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. We also wish you and yours a happy new year! January is almost over. Although it is the first month of the new year, much has happened at the federal and state level. The events of January 6, 2021 are at the forefront of our minds as many of us in America are still trying to make sense of what happened at the United States Capitol on that […]

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Letter from Lansing – December 2020

Welcome to the December 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. This brief edition of “Letter from Lansing” finds us looking forward to the final days of 2020 and looking back at the past 11 months that comprise this past year. As the holidays are here, many of us pause to think about the challenges and the opportunities that have been presented to all of us, individually and collectively. Even though 2020 has been hard, it has also given […]

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