This study provides a comprehensive assessment of access to mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in Michigan. It identifies current challenges and provides a baseline against which progress can be tracked. Behavioral health care in this study includes services to treat mild to moderate mental illness, serious mental illness, SUD, and co-occurring conditions. Intellectual or developmental disabilities are outside the scope of the study. The analysis considers behavioral health care provided in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential care settings. We do not focus on inpatient psychiatric care, chronic pain treatment, and medication assisted treatment, as these types of treatment are examined in detail in other studies.
Corwin Rhyan, Ani Turner, Emily Ehrlich, and Christine Stanik