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.

Michigan Public Policy

Michigan’s Need forNon-Discriminatory Guidance on Rationing Scarce Medical Resources in the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 24 , 2020Sent Via Email to: Gretchen.Whitmer@michigan.govand miag@michigan.gov Hon. Gretchen WhitmerGovernor, State of MichiganP.O. Box 30013Lansing, MI 48909 Hon. Dana NesselAttorney General, State of MichiganG. Mennen Williams Building525 W. Ottawa Street | P.O. Box 30212Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel:At the outset, we do want to take this opportunity to commend and thankyou for your overall efforts to fight this crisis to protect the health andwelfare of the residents of the State of Michigan. This letter represents the collective voic e of 1 9 disability rightsorganizations /individuals that desire to present concerns about theguidance from […]

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Michiganders can now text “RESTORE” to Crisis Text Line to get mental health support; MDHHS wants residents to Stay Home, Stay Well

LANSING, MICH. Getting crisis mental health support is now as simple as sending a text to a new service being launched today by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as part of its Stay Home, Stay Well initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic. By texting the keyword RESTORE to 741741, Michigan residents can have a confidential text conversation with a crisis counselor. “With the COVID-19 pandemic and related financial hardships, we know that, now more than ever, Michigan residents are coping with stress and anxiety that can result in a mental health crisis,” said Allen Jansen, MDHHS senior […]

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A Call to Action!

TAKE ACTION NOW! Your help is urgently needed to respond to the Mental Health and Addiction Crisis contributed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Will you take two minutes today to urge your Member of Congress to NOT leave mental health and addictions behind? If possible included examples of what you are facing, closing programs, layoffs, impact of social distancing on services etc… The COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming our communities and our nation’s health care system, including for mental health and addiction. Congress must take immediate action to prevent the behavioral health system from collapsing and to mitigate a greater public health […]

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Letter from Lansing – March

Welcome to the March 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. “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” Victor Frankl A Note from the President & CEO Everyone’s attention, as it should be, is on the coronavirus pandemic. We hope you are safe and well. The Mental Health Association in Michigan cares about our mental health and the mental health of those you love. As the state of Michigan and its citizens navigate the challenges of […]

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