Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the new Caro Psychiatric Hospital on Monday, June 5.
New State Psychiatric Hospital to Expand Mental Health Treatment Options for Michiganders 

A new state psychiatric hospital in Caro will offer more options for Michigan families in need of inpatient, behavioral health care, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday.

FILE - President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Here’s How the Biden Administration Has Tackled The Mental Health Crisis

The Biden administration has invested billions into improving mental health care in the United States.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs an expansion of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act into law in March. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
New Legislation Protects Michigan Kids from ‘Abhorrent Practice’ of LGBTQ Conversion Therapy

Four Democratic-led bills aim to ban mental health providers in Michigan from offering any therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity and expression of children.

The Average Cost Of Giving Birth In The US
The Average Cost Of Giving Birth In The US

In the United States, the average cost of giving birth is approximately $1,900 with employer-sponsored health insurance and $14,000 without health insurance. MoneyGeek's analysis of data from government, academic, and nonprofit sources found that the cost of childbirth varies widely depending on where you live.

New legislation from Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) aims to make camping safer in Michigan—namely by keeping toxic coatings off tents.
‘Cancer-Free Camping’ Bill to Keep Toxic Chemical Coatings Off Tents Advances in Michigan Senate

New legislation from Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) aims to update the state’s fire code to make tent camping safer for Michiganders. 

Young woman applying her makeup.
3 Women’s Health Briefs for Friday, May 19

Stay informed and empowered with the latest women's health updates. From your mental health to your physical well-being, these health briefs are essential.

This photo provided by the National Wildlife Federation shows a sign warning hunters not to eat deer because of high amounts of toxic chemicals in their meat, in Oscoda. (Photo by Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation via AP)
Michiganders Urge Lawmakers to Take More Action to Rid ‘Forever Chemicals’ From Drinking Water

Environmental activists have new policy demands amid ongoing budget discussions—now with at least two-thirds of  the counties in Michigan home to a site contaminated by toxic PFAS chemicals.