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Governor Whitmer Statement on Senator Debbie Stabenow's Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act


April 28, 2020 

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act 

Sen. Stabenow has secured $54,452,014 in new funding for Michigan’s behavioral health clinics 


LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after Senator Debbie Stabenow announced that 18 Michigan community mental health organizations have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. Michigan will receive $54,452,014 in new funding for the clinics. Senator Stabenow’s announcement is a result of the passage of the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act by Senator Stabenow and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). 


“Michiganders have faced an unprecedented crisis over the past month, and in these uncertain times having access to mental health resources is crucial,” said Gov. Whitmer. “The work Senator Stabenow has done will ensure more Michiganders can access the behavioral health services they need while navigating this crisis. I’m eager to continue working with Senator Stabenow and everyone else who wants to help make sure Michiganders have access to these resources year round.” 


Senator Stabenow is a longtime advocate for Michiganders who need access to behavioral health services. To date, she has secured over $88 million in funding for Michigan community mental health centers.