One change recommended by the commission is to eradicate the phrase “mental retardation” from Michigan laws.
Tom Watkins, CEO of Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority, says with the holidays come stress and depression, causing a rise in domestic violence and suicide cases.
“It’s a way of looking for affirmation; it’s a way of seeking approval …”
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A U.S. veteran who served in Iraq has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after a judge rejected pleas for probation and mental health treatment.
Stabenow is pushing bills that she says polls show the vast majority of Americans — including the National Rifle Association — support. And that’s expanding access to mental health care.
A board overseeing a mental health organization that serves several counties in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula has decided not to discipline its top official after a finding from the state that profoundly disabled adults were put at risk during bus rides.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fill the gaps of Michigan’s mental health care system might lie in his ability to convince lawmakers to expand Medicaid to provide 500,000 residents with coverage under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.
The brother of Adam Lanza, the man responsible for the school massacre in Connecticut, reportedly told police that his brother suffered from mental health issues. Heather Irish, President of the MINDS program, says although it does not excuse the actions of the shooter, it may help officials understand why he did it.
A University of Michigan study shows what’s behind the higher than average number of physician suicides.