News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: April 14, 2023

Community Members Invited to Learn More About Navigating Mental Health System

The exterior of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to attend “Community Connection: Navigating the Community Mental Health System” on Thursday, April 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 810 Abbot Road. The event is free, but registration is required. 

The event is co-hosted by the Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM), Michigan State University’s Multicultural Business Programs at the Broad College of Business and the City of East Lansing. The purpose of the event is to assist community members who have questions about accessing mental health services for themselves or their loved ones including children, adolescents and young adults. Additionally, the event is open to social workers, teachers, administrators in medical or clinical fields, police officers, attorneys, legislators and students going into these professions.

To register for this event, visit

“We receive calls and emails asking for assistance from families who are trying desperately to navigate the mental health system to get their loved ones the help and treatments they need, but they just don’t know where to start. We’re hoping to bring some answers to these individuals,” said MHAM President and CEO Marianne Huff, LMSW. “Another goal is to bring awareness about MHAM as an organization and showcase the mission so others can know there are people out there advocating for some of our most vulnerable – those who would be diagnosed with a mental health disorder.”

The mission of the MHAM is to promote quality mental health and substance use disorder supports and services as well as the availability of mental health treatment through advocacy and education. MHAM represents a broad base of people working together as advocates for individuals with mental illnesses and is nonpartisan in its social action and public efforts. To see the latest updates from the MHAM, visit To learn more about this event, call the MHAM at (517) 898-3907 or email Kristen Taylor at

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

East Lansing Winter Fest inside a snowglobe

Winter Fest is Coming Saturday, Dec. 9

Posted on: November 27, 2023
A fleet of police vehicles under a pink sunrise with the ELPD logo in the lower right corner

ELPD Investigating Fatal Crash

Posted on: October 11, 2023
Dialog: A Newsletter for East Lansing residents with a photo of trick-or-treaters on Grand River Ave

Dialog October 2023

Posted on: October 6, 2023
Happy Labor Day

City Office Closures for Labor Day

Posted on: August 31, 2023
Four Officers from the PEACE Team stand in front of MSU's Sparty statue

P.E.A.C.E. Team Progress Report

Posted on: June 8, 2023
News ELPD update

ELPD Update on Fatal Car Crash

Posted on: April 6, 2023

ELPD Investigates Fatal Car Accident

Posted on: April 5, 2023
News ELPD update

Update on ELPD Threat Investigation

Posted on: March 9, 2023

Counseling Services Offered at ELHCC, ELPL

Posted on: February 24, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Has Been Lifted

Posted on: January 12, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Remains in Effect

Posted on: January 12, 2023