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Community mental health millage tightly passes in Genesee County special election
5.5.21: Genesee Health System’s community mental health millage that will provide more than $90 million over the course of ten years was approved by voters on the May 4 ballot.
BREAKDOWN: What is on the local May 4th ballot?
4.28.21: Next Tuesday, May 4th, voters in Genesee County will once again be heading to the polls.
This time for a special election with two countywide proposal requests. The first is a mental health services millage requested by the Genesee Health System.
Genesee Health System requesting millage helping police better respond to mental health crises
4.28.21: Genesee Health System is hoping you can help it deal with a growing mental health crisis.
On Tuesday, voters will be asked to approve a $9.4 million millage request. The mental health millage will help improve the treatment of people with mental illness.
Genesee Health Systems hosting in-person town hall Wednesday on Community Mental Health millage
4.27.21: Genesee Health System will host an in-person town hall meeting to provide information and answer questions on the Community Mental Health millage that will appear on the May 4 ballot.
Genesee Health System CEO responds to reader’s comments
4.22.21: On behalf of the Genesee Health System (GHS), I would like to address questions raised by one of your readers regarding the Community Mental Health millage request on the May 4 ballot.
The millage request will provide unrestricted funds to GHS to offer programs all over Genesee County in the areas of crisis intervention, social work in the public schools, and embedded mental health experts with our law enforcement officers.
Genesee Health System aims to make mental health a priority with millage on May 4 ballot
4.21.21: FLINT, MI — A mental health service in Genesee County is asking residents to vote for a millage to support the improvement of the treatment of people with mental health needs.
Starting now: voters can apply for, receive and submit absentee ballots in City Clerk’s office; new hours announced
4.19.21: Voters can begin in-person voting at the City Clerk’s office on the 2nd floor of City Hall located at 1001 S. Saginaw Street, 48502. In a press release the City Clerk’s office announced their office hours during the upcoming voting season for the May 4, 2021 election.
Genesee County to vote on Community Mental Health Millage
4.16.21: Voters in Genesee County will vote on a proposed Genesee Health System Community Mental Health Millage on Tuesday, May 4. Genesee Health System is a behavioral health organization set up under state law to serve the mental health needs of Genesee County.
County voters to decide on Mental Health Millage
4.8.21: A proposal to fund more mental health services in Genesee County will be on the countywide ballot this spring. At the May 4 special election, voters will decide on whether to approve the Community Mental Health Millage, an initiative supported by Genesee Health System. If passed, the mental health millage would generate around $9.5 million for additional mental health services in the county in its first year. The levy would be 0.93 mils for 10 years, starting in 2021.
4.8.21: If passed, the mental health millage would generate around $9.5 million for additional mental health services in the county in its first year. The levy would be 0.93 mils for 10 years, starting in 2021.
3.24.21: On March 24th at 6 p.m., Genesee Health Systems is hosting a town hall to answer the community's questions about the millage. For more information on the town hall, click here.
Mental health partnership helps Grand Blanc Township police
3.8.21: GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) - Police officers are often called to help when people are dealing with a mental health crisis. A new partnership in Grand Blanc Township will ensure those people get the support they need. The Genesee Health System and Grand Blanc Township Police Department are teaming up to help the community.
Children in Need of Inpatient Mental Health Treatment at State Hospitals is Growing
3.5.21: FLINT, Mich. - According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services the number of children waiting for inpatient treatment at state hospitals has been growing since last summer, with the pandemic.
2.22.21: An education emergency is emerging in the years after children were exposed to lead.
Crain's Forum: Mental Health
2.21.21: This month's Crain's Forum explores Michigan’s $3 billion public mental health system, which is responsible for treating individuals with severe mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities and addictions. Heralded by advocates as being free of the financial pressures the commercial marketplace faces, the system also is acknowledged as sometimes being inefficient, bulky and unable to meet a growing need.
Mental health millages meet crucial needs in four Michigan counties
2.15.21: This article is part of State of Health, a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
2.4.21: GENESEE COUNTY — After a long Presidential Election cycle in 2020, voters will now be facing two countywide proposal requests at the upcoming May 4 special election.
Genesee Co. community mental health millage placed on May ballot
1.28.21: GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. - Following the Genesee County Board of Commissioners’ vote on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, Genesee Health System has secured a place on the May 4, 2021 ballot for a Community Mental Health Millage. The millage will join the 911 surcharge renewal on the county-wide ballot.
Genesee County seeking 10-year tax increase for mental health services
1.28.21: GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - Genesee County voters will be asked to approve a 10-year tax increase to provide over $9.5 million a year for mental health services. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners approved ballot language on Wednesday seeking a 0.93-mill property tax increase from 2021 to 2030. The Genesee Health System would use the revenue for mental health crisis stabilization, prevention and care.
Mental health millage placed on May ballot for Genesee County residents
1.28.21: The Genesee Health System has secured a place on the May 4 ballot for a community mental health system following the Genesee County Board Commissioners’ vote on Jan. 27. The millage will be on the county-wide ballot joining the 911 surcharge renewal.
Genesee County seeking 10-year tax increase for mental health services
1.27.21: GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - Genesee County voters will be asked to approve a 10-year tax increase to provide over $9.5 million a year for mental health services. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners approved ballot language on Wednesday seeking a 0.93-mill property tax increase from 2021 to 2030. The Genesee Health System would use the revenue for mental health crisis stabilization, prevention and care.
911 surcharge, new mental health millage headed to May ballot in Genesee County
1.27.21: GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- Members of the county Board of Commissioners say they don’t like staging a countywide election in May, but a majority have agreed to ask voters to renew a 911 telephone surcharge and to consider a new millage to provide additional mental health services at that time.