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.

Letter from Lansing – February 2019

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Vol. 2, No. 2                                                                      February  2019 Important New […]

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A Cop Killer’s Unchecked Mental Illness & the Lives it Destroyed

By Gus Burns | fburns@mlive.com fburns@mlive.com TITABAWASSEE TWP., MI — A steel door buzzes open. Dozens of inmates enter a white day room to visit with children, parents, wives and girlfriends. In shuffles Marquise Cromer, a 250-pound-plus, 6-foot-3 convicted cop killer. The 23-year-old Detroit man sits in a chair that seems much too small for him. He’s […]

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Justifiable? Police-involved shootings & mental illness go hand-in-hand

By Gus Burns | fburns@mlive.com fburns@mlive.com Todd Stone called 911 and confessed an urge to “blast the whole block up.” “Depressed, highly intoxicated and suicidal,” according to police reports and the 911 recording, the 48-year-old cancer patient would eventually tell the dispatcher he had no intention of hurting anyone but himself. Minutes later, he was shot to death by […]

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Letter from Lansing – January

A monthly public policy newsletter from the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) As promised in our last issue, below are the most recent changes to “Kevin’s Law” (Assisted Outpatient Treatment, or AOT). These changes can be found in Public Act 593 of 2018, signed into law in late December. The act takes effect this […]

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