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.

Partners in Crisis

Analysis of Senate Bills 1245-1247

Greetings Friends and Advocates: Senate Bills 1245-1247 have passed the Senate and have been referred to the House Health Policy Committee which is chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel.  We presume that these bills will be addressed by the Health Policy Committee during the week of December 10, but, at this time, we do not know when.   The Mental Health Association in Michigan has completed a brief analysis of these bills which is attached to this communication.                     Mental Health Association in Michigan Senate Bills 1245-1247, if passed into law, give the Michigan State Police and other law enforcement officials direct […]

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Letter from Lansing – September 2018

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Vol. 1, No. 9                                                                                Sept. 2018  Major New Section 298 Announcement from MDHHS  The state Department of Health & Human Services has made a significant new announcement about activity in the Section 298 pilots slated for October ’19. The department has released its intention for how to proceed […]

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3 More Abuse Claims Lead to Charges at Harbor Oaks Hospital

5:44 PM, Jul 16, 2018 Source: WXYZ-TV NEW BALTIMORE, Mich. (WXYZ) – In less than 30 days, three different allegations of abuse at Harbor Oaks Hospital have led to charges filed by Macomb County’s prosecutor. The charges come at the same time officials with the State of Michigan give the hospital a clean bill of health. For more than a year, 7 Action News has investigated claims by hospital nurses that the facility has insufficient staffing and training to keep patients—or themselves—safe from harm. RELATED: Michigan mental health patient charged with two sex assaults at Harbor Oaks RELATED: Metro Detroit psych hospital […]

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Opinion: Legislature Threatens to Pour Gas on Mental Health Fire

By Mark Reinstein Published 10:51 p.m. ET June 21, 2018 Mental health has been in the news lately, especially in Detroit, where Police Chief James Craig has decried the volume of his department’s mental illness cases and the city has formed a Mental Health Task Force. We have an epidemic of people with mental illness imprisoned. Our publicly funded mental health system, run through governmental Community Mental Health (CMH) programs the past several decades, has too much bureaucracy, lacks statewide uniformity, is weak on rights protection, has meager hospital resources, and is not well monitored by the Michigan Department of […]

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