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.

September Action Alert

The House-Senate Conference Committee budget for MDHHS in FY-20 expands the infamous Section 298 concept, so that CMHSPs can be shut out of the picture in the three pilot programs (which keep getting delayed) that would give almost all Medicaid specialty behavioral health appropriations to private (often for-profit) Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs). Governor Whitmer will […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Letter from Lansing – August

More on Lakeshore & the State Mental Health System The situation with Lakeshore Regional Entity (LRE) – see last issue – is in some flux as LRE has asked for a state administrative appeal hearing and filed a lawsuit, only to withdraw the suit for now. Meanwhile, a number of leading advocacy groups have developed […]

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