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.

MHAM News

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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Letter from Lansing – July 2020

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Welcome to the July 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 edition of Letter from Lansing is being provided in honor of all those men, women and children who may be indigenous; black or persons of color who struggle with brain disorders who continue to move forward despite the challenges of being members of underrepresented groups. “Our lives begin to end the day we become […]

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MHAM to host webinar, Fair Hearing on August 5

The Mental Health Association in Michigan is inviting you to a webinar to be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM via ZOOM so you can learn more about how to advocate for yourself or your loved one in the community mental health system when a service is being terminated, denied or suspended. This session will feature Kyle Williams, Attorney and Litigation, Director for Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) who will talk about your rights to request a level one appeal and a Medicaid Fair Hearing when a Medicaid-covered service is being changed or terminated or […]

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Letter from Lansing – May 2020

Welcome to the May 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 edition of Letter from Lansing is being provided in honor of Mental Health Month. “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” – Fred Rogers A Note from the […]

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