Every day, mental health and substance use treatment organizations, professionals, and individuals provide vital services to people in need and advocate for themselves. Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) will celebrate their selfless efforts, advocacy, and commitment to delivering care at its Mental Health Matters Awards on May 23, 2024.  


We welcome CBS News Detroit’s Amyre Makupson to celebrate local mental health champions across the following categories, Outstanding Self-Advocate, Provider, Caregiving, Community Partner, and Advocate.  


Nominations are now open for the 2024 award ceremony. To nominate a mental health champion, click here.

To learn more or for any questions, contact: [email protected].   

Below are the previous winners from the 2023 Mental Health Matters Awards:

Advocate Champion – Mellena Martinez, Housing Director, Community Housing Network

Caregiver Award – Leigh Ruffner, Parent and Advocate

Provider Champion – Susan Styf, CEO CARE of Southeastern Michigan

Partner Champion – MyCare Health Care Centers

Self-Advocate Champion – Nancy Werthmann, Director Liberties Drop In Center and Person Served

Board of Directors Award – Lieutenant Kevin Gillespie, Macomb County Sherriff Office

Drita Gjelaj Award – Matthew Jenkins, Case Manager, Macomb County Community Mental Health

Reducing the Stigma Award – Amyre Makupson, CBS News

2023 Contributing Organizations

Creative Employment Opportunities, Inc.
Crossroads Clubhouse
Genoa Pharmacy
Golden Greek Restaurant
Life Enrichment Academy
Little Green Apple Hallmark
Macomb Autism Connect
Marsh McLennan Agency
MCCMH Board of Directors
MISD – Flynn
MISD – Lutz
MISD – Special Treasurers
MyCare Health Center
Pretty Lit Candles
Rising Star
Thaar Care Foundation
The Tiny Cottage Cookies & Cupcakes

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