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 – June

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Mental Health Association in Michigan Hosts a Tribute Dinner to Honor Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Reception 6:30p Dinner 7:30p Program 8p SAVE THE DATE! 2019 MHAM TRIBUTE DINNER Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) 2019 Tribute Dinner Honoring Congresswoman Debbie Dingell October 4, 2019 | The Henry Hotel | 300 Town Center Dr. Dearborn, MI 48126 Tickets $150 | All proceeds benefit the work of MHAM Reception at 6:00 p.m. | Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Program at 8:00 p.m. Please plan on joining us for this annual event. […]

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Letter from Lansing – May

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Where Some Current Mental Health Advocacy Issues in Michigan Stand Section 298 Will pilots actually begin October 1? Saginaw CMH has just withdrawn from its pilot. We don’t know what that means for moving forward. Senate budget language for Fiscal Year-20 has several negative points designed to push the ultimate outcome of pilots in favor of Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs). For example, pilot CMHs would have to pass a readiness review, but pilot MHPs would not. (The Senate calls for 3-year pilots.) House budget language is not as […]

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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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