Location: * Midwest, Michigan
Beat: Mental health care in Michigan
Position: Nearly 670,000 Michiganders with mental illness and more than 500,000 with a substance use disorder are not receiving treatment, a circumstance compounded by a shortage of health professionals and treatment facilities in the state, according to a July 2019 report commissioned by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Some mental health advocates consider this a statewide epidemic. This beat incorporates a year-long series of news stories about the state of mental health care in Michigan. This journalist chases stories that highlight gaps in services and how they affect real people, investigates the management of Michigan’s 10 public mental health entities, closely follows the political debate over integrating physical and mental health care for Medicaid patients, and much more.
Skills: Writing; dataApply →