Pine Rest provides crisis counseling assistance following MSU tragedy

February 15, 2023

In response to a tragic shooting at Michigan State University on February 13, Pine Rest has mobilized a team of 20 therapists and counselors to offer crisis response support.

Aaron Sousa, Dean of MSU’s College of Human Medicine, reached out to Pine Rest administrators for assistance on the evening of February 13, shortly following the incident. A specially trained team of therapists and counselors are now offering virtual appointments at no cost.

“We didn’t blink, we just jumped right in,” Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bill Sanders was quoted as saying in this recent MiBiz article. “In a moment like this, this is what you do. You want to be able to help.”

MSU has an existing partnership with Pine Rest both through our EAP Student Assistance Program and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Residency and Fellowships Program.

MSU students, staff, faculty or anybody interested in accessing assistance related to the campus tragedy is invited to reach out to Pine Rest at 616.559.5895.

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