With unanimous support from the 40+ Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, the Great Lakes Bay Region Mental Health Partnership began in 2018 when it was agreed upon that there is a mental health crisis in our region. A key driver and funder of this initiative are the Family and Friends of Chad William Dunn who, as a result of mental illness, died by suicide on July 29, 2013. The initiatives' key supporters also include the National Network of Depression Centers, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, The Dow Company Foundation, University of Michigan Depression Center, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance and THRIVE.
Collaborate with stakeholders to proactively tackle the mental health crisis to help people obtain the best possible care in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Ensure that everyone in the Great Lakes Bay Region knows where to turn for help when struggling with a mental health issue, seeks help without fear of stigma, and receives prompt access to excellent care.