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 – November 2020

Welcome to the November 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. November is moving quickly into December and the Holidays are rapidly approaching. At the Mental Health Association in Michigan, we pause during this season of Thanksgiving to remember, with gratitude, those who have generously given of their resources, talents and time to ensure MHAM is able to continue its work of public policy advocacy on behalf of those who often have no voice: persons with mental health conditions […]

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Letter from Lansing – October 2020

MHAM’s Statement on Racism & EqualityThe Mental Health Association in Michigan considers racism to be detrimental to the individual, collective mental health and well-being of persons of color. MHAM understands that racism undermines mental health. MHAM is committed to anti-racism in all that we do. The time is now for those systems that are inhabited by racism and discrimination to be reformed and MHAM is committed to working toward that end. A Note from the President & CEOWelcome to the October 2020 edition of MHAM’s monthly newsletter that provides you with public policy updates and other information that impacts the […]

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Letter from Lansing – August 2020

A Note from the President & CEO This edition of “Letter from Lansing” comes to you at the end of August. Much has transpired over the past almost six months since the state of Michigan took steps to quell the spread of the coronavirus. Schools, colleges, and universities are experiencing challenges as they seek to reopen their doors to allow face-to-face sessions with students. Government is trying to predict what may happen as fall and winter approach and there may be a surge in the numbers of individuals contracting the virus. Michigan has experienced one of the highest death rates […]

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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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