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

Letter from Lansing – October 2020

MHAM’s Statement on Racism & EqualityThe Mental Health Association in Michigan considers racism to be detrimental to the individual, collective mental health and well-being of persons of color. MHAM understands that racism undermines mental health. MHAM is committed to anti-racism in all that we do. The time is now for those systems that are inhabited by racism and discrimination to be reformed and MHAM is committed to working toward that end. A Note from the President & CEOWelcome to the October 2020 edition of MHAM’s monthly newsletter that provides you with public policy updates and other information that impacts the […]

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Letter from Lansing – September 2020

September finds the state of Michigan continuing to be in a state of emergency because of the pandemic and although the state appears to be reopening, the impact of COVID-19 on the collective psychological and emotional well-being of Michiganders remains unknown. Amid concerns that the virus may become more proliferate as flu season begins, given the uncertainty of our times, a lot of people continue to experience anxiety and depression. The good news is that our state is slowly but surely reopening, giving us some hope that while the pandemic is far from over, there are reasons to be hopeful. […]

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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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