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.

ADVOCACY ACTION ALERT!

November 30, 2018 The State of Michigan’s executive office submitted to the legislature a supplemental budget request but it did NOT include a request for any additional funding for a direct care worker wage increase.  We need to add this important request to the legislature’s to-do list! ACTIONS NEEDED TODAY!!! PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL your […]

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Special Report: Fighting a rise in suicides

Many professional fields see suicide rates above the national average. Nicole Stromberg, mental health chief at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, said the VA doesn’t track veteran suicides or attempts by occupation because the vast majority of those at risk are unemployed. All seven veterans under care by the Detroit VA […]

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Letter from Lansing – November

a monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Vol. 1, No. 11                                                                              […]

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With hospitalization Losing Favor, Judges Order Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

Since its inception, the court-ordered intervention has generated controversy. By CARMEN HEREDIA RODRIGUEZ NOVEMBER 21, 2018 | This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News When mental illness hijacks Margaret Rodgers’ mind, she acts out. Rodgers, 35, lives with depression and bipolar disorder. When left unchecked, the conditions drive the Alabama woman to excessive spending, crying […]

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