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.


Opinion | Time to close Michigan’s access gap to mental health services

Hundreds of thousands of Medicaid-enrolled Michiganders need mental health support, but only about half receive help. We can do better for family members and neighbors in need.  That’s why we, the leaders of six leading mental and behavioral health organizations in our state, are calling on state legislators and our governor to allocate the needed resources to fill funding gaps amid rising rates of behavioral health-related conditions locally and across the United States. Society’s inattention to mental and behavioral health needs is the result of misinformation and misunderstanding. Stigma and the inability to pursue treatment continues to hold back the […]

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Perspectives of the Advocacy Community on the Lakeshore Regional Entity & the Public Mental Health System in Michigan

Part Two: Steps to Be Taken Statewide August 26, 2019 (Part One Released August 5) The Arc-Michigan Association for Children’s Mental Health Mental Health Association in Michigan Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Michigan Disability Rights Coalition Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service National Alliance on Mental Illness – Michigan Introduction Michigan’s publicly funded mental health system is in crisis. Among the reasons are the system’s poor structure and organization, an overly complicated bureaucracy, and lack of funding. The recent announcement from MDHHS that it intends to terminate the PIHP contract for the Lakeshore Regional Entity (LRE) PIHP has sparked a new controversy […]

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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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