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Montcalm Care Network honors employees

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Montcalm Care Network hosted a holiday gathering for employees in December 2022 with years of service work anniversaries being celebrated.

Dealing with grief, loss and trauma

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Grief, loss and trauma often go hand in hand.

Grief is defined by Merriam-Webster as the “deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement”. Similarly, loss is defined as “the act or fact of being unable to keep or maintain something or someone.”

Howard City acquires historic train depot property

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This village recently acquired a historic property that once served as an all-important train stop for the Grand Rapids & Indiana and Detroit, Lansing & Northern railroad.

The Howard City Village Council voted in August to accept a deed from the Howard City Historical Society giving the old train depot back to the village. The building is located next to Reynolds Township Library along the White Pine Trail (former railroad tracks) on the village’s north end.

Montcalm County opposes mental health privatization effort

As it did last summer, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners again on Monday unanimously voted to approve a resolution opposing an effort to privatize mental health services in Michigan.

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, introduced the legislation “to address gaps in Michigan’s mental health care system, making care more accessible to those in need and fully integrated with physical health.”

GUEST VIEW: Integrating behavioral health

We hear a lot about services being integrated, but what does that really mean? 

The insurance companies in Michigan say they want to “integrate” services by taking over the funding for mental health and substance use services (combined these are referred to as behavioral health services).

Montcalm Care Network officials ask county to oppose privatized mental health legislation

As mental health change legislation continues to be drafted in Michigan’s House and Senate, local mental health advocates are taking action now.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-0 on Monday, with Commissioner Brandon Stowell of Trufant absent, to accept a resolution opposing a mental health system redesign in the state of Michigan.