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.

Mental Health Association in Michigan Annual Appeal

The Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM)

Annual Appeal

Working to Make Lives Better

The year 2014 promises to be a challenging and busy one regarding mental health issues in Michigan.

Will Michigan receive federal waiver approval for Medicaid expansion and, if so, how effective will the increased scope of the program be?

Now that federal laws provide legal parity protection for most privately insured persons in Michigan (effective January), will insurers and employers fully comply with those laws?

Will Michigan be able to begin its desired test program of integrated health care for persons enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare? If so, will that project work out well?

What recommendation will come forth from Governor Snyder’s Mental Health & Wellness Commission? How might they be implemented? Will they be worthy of support or require revision?

MHAM, the state’s oldest advocacy organization for persons experiencing mental illness (entering its 77th year), will be watching and working on these very important issues, as well as others such as the epidemic of persons with mental illness entering adult and juvenile justice systems.

Your help can go a long way toward supporting our efforts and ultimately helping fellow citizens in need. You may make a contribution online at www.mha-mi.com by clicking “Make a Donation” on the home page.

No one asks for mental illness. It can devastate the lives of individuals and families, and it has major societal consequences. We will continue to do everything we can to improve state laws, rules and policies related to mental illness service. The more you graciously support our work, the more we can do.

Thank you for your kind support.

Mental Health Association in Michigan

30233 Southfield Rd., Ste. 220, Southfield, MI 48076

248-647-1711

www.mha-mi.com