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Pine Rest Hosts Mental Health & Wellness Commission Hearing

The Mental Health and Wellness Commission is holding a public hearing on the Pine Rest main campus at the Postma Center, 300 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids Mich. 49548. The hearing is on September 12 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Gov. Snyder created the Mental Health and Wellness Commission in February. The 6-member commission, chaired by Lt. Governor Calley, is tasked with strengthening the state's mental health system.

The Commission is taking its public hearings across the state and welcomes individuals to come testify. In order to accommodate everyone who plans to testify, each speaker will be provided five (5) minutes for public comment. It is also requested that people bring 10 copies of their testimony to the hearing and include name and contact information at the top of the document.

Commission members are: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, DCH Director Jim Haveman, Sen. Bruce Caswell, Sen. Rebekah Warren, Rep. Phil Cavanagh and Rep. Matt Lori.

About Pine Rest

Pine Rest, one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., has served the greater Grand Rapids and national community for more than 100 years. It offers a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 14 outpatient locations throughout Michigan and two in Iowa.