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Let's Talk Video Series

We are pleased to present five original video clips designed to increase awareness of how to access to community mental health coverage for deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. There is an emphasis on cultural and linguistically appropriate services for this underserved population and encouragement from peers for seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma and other behavioral health issues. The video clips are produced in American Sign Language with captioning and voiceover. Additional information may be obtained by emailing Charlyss Ray.

MDHHS Let's Talk Mental Health

Provides general information for the Michigan Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Community including family, friends, and their health practitioners with regard to mental health issues.


MDHHS Accessing Mental  Health Services

Provides information on where members of the Michigan Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Community can turn for assistance concerning mental health issues.


MDHHS What to Expect with Mental Health Services

Explains the process in place for the Michigan Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Community when seeking public mental health assistance, including paperwork and possible pitfalls.


MDHHS Your Rights and Mental Health Services

Explains that when seeing mental health assistance, the Michigan Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Community must be properly accommodated by law.   Self-advocacy and knowledge of your rights are  highlighted.


MDHHS Deaf Culture and You

Illustrates the mainstays and nuances of Deaf Culture, with a focus on understanding the "what's and why's" as well as expectations.  This fun video promotes cross cultural understanding.