mental health

Elissa Slotkin

Slotkin praises students for using ‘good peer pressure’ to get mental health help

BY: - November 7, 2019

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) on Thursday held a mental-health-focused health care roundtable at Lansing’s Eastern High School, just a week after the U.S. House of Representatives passed her legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs. The visit marks the freshman congresswoman’s latest stop in her “Costs of Care” event series. Slotkin said the […]

Whitmer signs bipartisan bill protecting mental health counselors, patients

BY: - October 29, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Tuesday a bipartisan bill that will update the scope of practice for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Michigan and allow them to continue diagnosing and treating patients.  “This new law will ensure that more than 150,000 Michiganders can still access critical mental health care,” said Whitmer. “And it […]

Bill protecting licensed professional counselors heads to Whitmer’s desk

BY: - October 18, 2019

After unanimous approval from both the House and Senate, a bill that would shield rights for Michigan’s licensed professional counselors (LPCs) working with mental health patients is headed to the governor’s desk.  In August, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) proposed a rule that would deny the right to diagnose patients and […]

COMMENTARY

Kara Hope: There’s no excuse for Michigan Republicans failing to act on common-sense gun reform

BY: - September 10, 2019

Many people are frustrated with the U.S. Senate for its failure to act on the expanded background checks legislation passed by the House. I share that frustration.  But if you are frustrated by inaction in Washington, you will find no comfort in what is going on in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. My Democratic colleagues and […]

Stabenow talks mental health, drug prices at forum

BY: - September 6, 2019

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) updated constituents on legislation lowering drug prices and discussed the difficulties of ensuring affordable health care during a public forum Friday in East Lansing.  “Health care is personal; we need to focus on this as a basic human right. It doesn’t matter who you are; it doesn’t matter if you […]