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 – 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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Letter from Lansing – June 2020

Welcome to the June 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 of those with brain disorders who continue to move forward with their lives despite their struggles. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Oprah Winfrey A Note from the President & CEO July is a few days away and the anniversary of the birth of our nation falls on the fourth of the month. As Americans, we […]

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Letter from Lansing – April 2020

Welcome to the April 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. “When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.” – Malcolm S. Forbes A Note from the President & CEO May is here and it is technically Springtime. It has been a long winter as the pandemic has made 2020 one […]

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MHAM Press Release | June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020 Due to their collective concerns about the way the COVID-19 pandemic might negatively impact the state of Michigan’s budget leading to reductions in community mental health funding, six disability rights and behavioral health advocacy organizations sent a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer and to State Budget Director, Chris Kolb on Monday, June 1, outlining those concerns.   The letter states, “We write about the difficult budget situation Michigan is experiencing. Our hope is Congress provides states with funding that can be used to fill budget holes, and are encouraging our national organizations to advocate for the additional […]

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