community mental health centers get funding boost
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 20, 2018 (AP): Four Michigan community
mental health centers have been selected as Certified Community
Behavioral Health Clinics and are getting a boost in funding.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow
of Michigan on Thursday announced the designation for Kalamazoo
Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Easter
Seals Michigan in Auburn Hills; West Michigan Community Mental
Health System in Ludington and HealthWest in Muskegon.
Stabenow says each clinic will get $4 million in funding over
the next two years to provide comprehensive behavioral health
and addiction treatment services.
The mental health centers are among more than two dozen selected
nationwide. The aim is to provide around-the-clock crisis
services; outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment
services; screenings, risk assessments and diagnoses. They'll
partner with hospitals law enforcement and others.