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.


Official Announcement on Draft Part I of MDHHS Section 298 Report to Legislature

Dear Stakeholders, The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) published the draft interim report for the Section 298 Initiative for public review. The Section 298 Initiative is a statewide effort to improve the coordination of physical health services and behavioral health services. The draft interim report contains a series of policy recommendations for the Michigan Legislature on this issue. The draft interim report can be accessed through the following link. The interim report reflects the discussions and recommendations of the 298 Facilitation Workgroup. MDHHS convened the 298 Facilitation Workgroup to assist with the development of the recommendations. The […]

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New Report from Federal Task Force on Parity

FACT SHEET: Federal Parity Task Force Takes Steps to Strengthen Insurance Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders For too long, Americans paid for health insurance that did not recognize treatment for mental health and substance use disorders is as essential as other medical treatment. Untreated mental health and substance use disorders can be debilitating and life-threatening.  These consequences are apparent in the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, as well as the troubling rates of suicide and severe mental illness in this country. One of the many important provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity […]

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Critical Opportunity for Your Input to Be Heard

Possible Privatization of Publicly Funded Behavioral Health Services Oct 4 (1:00-4:00 p.m.) and 5 (6:00-9:00 p.m.) Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 48823 These sessions are for service recipients and their family members. Attendees will be asked to give input on a series of questions resulting from the related efforts of Lt. Calley’s Workgroup earlier this year. These are not public testimony sessions; therefore, attendees are encouraged to be present for the entire time for responses to all questions. Whatever changes may be made in publicly funded state health care (Governor Snyder proposed having Medicaid HMOs manage services […]

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