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 https://www.mha-mi.com/Events?fldMonth=&fldEventID=876344&fldOccuranceDate=4/20/2023.
“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 www.mha-mi.com. To learn more about this event, call the MHAM at (517) 898-3907 or email Kristen Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.