Substantial gaps exist in the behavioral health safety net, particularly for uninsured or under-insured individuals. However, the Southeastern Michigan community offers a number of options so that mental health maintenance is not only possible but a priority.
Behavioral Health Care Resources (updated Feb 2013), a list of Washtenaw County resources for under- or uninsured individuals
Michigan Mental Health Networker, for-profit therapists by name, location and commercial insurance
Depression Toolkit, University of Michigan online screening and information about mental health.
Women Out and About, maintains a list of LGBT resources and functions as a social and professional support for lesbians in the Ann Arbor-Detroit area
Julie’s List is a database of general resources, including mental health, in the six-county Southeastern Michigan area.
Lower-income children and adults with persistent mental health and/or chemical dependency issues may qualify for services through their county’s community mental health program. If you are a Washtenaw County resident, call Washtenaw County Community Mental Health at 734.544.3050 or 1.800.440.7548 to see if you are a good fit for their substance abuse treatment, targeted case management, therapy groups, and psychiatric services.
Groups are often less expensive than individual therapy. We recommend that you call ahead; not all groups run consistently year round.
Some medical practices (patient-centered medical homes) have patient advocates on staff who will assist their primary care patients in accessing behavorial health services (e.g., psychological/chemical dependency assessments, medications, and medically-necessary treatment).