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Adult Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability


The Bureau of Specialty Behavioral Health Services carries out responsibilities specified in the Michigan Mental Health Code, and federally approved Medicaid State Plan, §1115 Behavioral Health Demonstration, a 1915 (i) state plan and a Behavioral Health §1915(c) waiver. The Bureau also administers federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment as well as Community Mental Health Services Block Grants. Specialty Behavioral Health Services include those for people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and substance use disorders. Services and supports are primarily covered by Medicaid and delivered through Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs). Each PIHP region is required to have an extensive array of services that allows for maximizing consumer choice and control. Services are delivered through county-based Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) as well as other contracted network providers.

Wellness Supports and a Listening Ear

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has established a warmline for persons with mental health conditions.  The warmline will be operated by Certified Peer Support Specialists. Individuals calling the warmline will be provided with support by peers who have their own lived experience with mental health issues. They will be providing wellness supports and a listening ear. 

Call 1-888-733-7753

Additional Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and Michigan Crisis & Access Line

Information and updates about Michigan’s implementation of 988.

Stay Well Program Resources

Emotional support programming and resources.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Demonstration Program

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Demonstration Program

Behavioral Health Information Sharing & Privacy

Behavioral Health Information Sharing & Privacy


CDC Information on Marihuana

Mental Health Diversion Council

Mental Health Diversion Council

Office of Recipient Rights

Information about safeguards for your rights when you receive mental health services.

Syringe Service Programs

Syringe exchange information

Veteran Navigators

Veteran Navigators

BH Recovery & Substance Use

Programs for substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery

Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling

Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders

Information about Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders

Mental Health

Mental health services for adults who have a mental illness, children and youth who have an emotional disturbance, and persons who have a developmental disability.

MI Behavioral Health Crisis Services

Building a behavioral health crisis services system for all Michiganders.

Reporting Requirements

Information about mental health and substance abuse reporting requirements

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

Advocacy and support for people who have a developmental disability.

State Operated Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals

Details about the deptartment's hospitals and centers.