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Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Whitney Litzner

Phone: 586-469-5235

Email: Whitney.Litzner@macombgov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 02, 2019

Macomb County Health Department launches behavioral health resource map during Mental Health Awareness Month

The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) today announced the creation of an interactive behavioral health resources map that visualizes services throughout Macomb County. The map, which is launching during Mental Health Awareness Month, was designed in response to feedback from residents. MCHD conducted a county-wide survey in which 53.2 percent of respondents identified mental health as a priority. This aligns with the MCHD Community Health Improvement Plan, which also highlights drug or substance use as a health concern among residents. According to the MCHD, addressing both of these areas is essential to creating a healthier community and it is why department leaders spearheaded the map's development.

The new map of behavioral health locations and services in Macomb County and the Metro Detroit area is now published and available for the public here: https://GIS.MacombGov.Org/GO/BHMap. The map aims to increase public awareness of behavioral health services and improve utilization of preventative and behavioral health intervention services that are available in Macomb County. Increased visibility of behavioral health resources will benefit not only Macomb County residents, but also community partners and providers of behavioral health services.

The map includes over 250 different behavioral health services and additional services will be added as they become available. By clicking on a particular symbol on the map, individuals can learn more about the service, including the address and phone number. Additionally, some locations may include websites or specific meeting times. The map is not intended to be all encompassing, but it highlights important and viable services.

To learn more about the Macomb County Health Department's Community Health Improvement Plan and each identified priority area, visit cha.macombgov.org and MCHD's Facebook (@PublicHealthMacomb) and Twitter (@MCHDHealth) accounts.

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