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Statewide mental health registry to roll out in 2022

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Rollout of a statewide registry of open beds in psychiatric treatment centers is set to start next year.

The registry will be accessible on both the state health department’s website and by calling a newly consolidated crisis line.

Republican state Representative Mary Whiteford sponsored the law that creates the registry. She says it’s the result of conversations with professionals from around the country.

“We here in Michigan will have the most comprehensive mental health hotline in the nation. No other state has done this.”

The consolidated crisis line will also allow Michiganders to schedule a mental health appointment within 24 hours of calling and access addiction resources.

A pilot program is underway in the Upper Peninsula and Oakland County.