Levin, Stabenow Announce $3.5 Million for Macomb County Community Mental Health
Congressman Andy Levin and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced that Macomb County Community Mental Health has been selected as a Certified Community Behavior Health Clinic and is receiving $3,414,999 in new federal funding. The new money is a result of the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act authored by Senator Stabenow.
“While we grapple with COVID-19’s physical health challenges, we must also attend to Michiganders’ mental health needs that are affected by the virus’s disruptions to everyday life,” said Congressman Levin. “That’s why this new funding for Clinton Township’s Macomb County Community Mental Health comes at the perfect time. We Michiganders are lucky to have such a strong advocate for mental health care in Senator Stabenow. I look forward to working with her to continue building out Michigan’s mental health care infrastructure to make sure all of Macomb and Oakland Counties’ health needs are met.”
“The COVID-19 crisis has shown a spotlight on the urgent need to fund community mental health and addiction services. Now, more Michigan families who are struggling during this pandemic will get critical behavioral health services they need close to home,” said Senator Stabenow. “Congressman Levin has been a true partner in our effort to expand mental health services in Michigan. I’m so grateful for his bipartisan work to deliver this investment to the 9th District. This funding provides a major boost in services to individuals in our state during this difficult time and provides momentum to fully fund certified behavioral health services in our country.”
The Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act established new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, which are transforming the way behavioral health and addiction treatment services are delivered across the country. These clinics are required to provide a comprehensive set of services including 24/7/365 crisis services; outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services; immediate screenings, risk assessments, and diagnoses; and care coordination with emergency rooms, law enforcement, and veteran groups.