Agency News

Manistee Suicide Prevention Walk 2018

September 20, 2018 The LRBOI Be Da Bin Behavioral Heath and Centra Wellness along with various community partners belonging to the Manistee Co Suicide Prevention and Awareness Coalition have been working together to bring prevention and awareness training to our community. This year during National Suicide Prevention Week we took on a huge challenge for our small coalition by sponsoring a couple of big events. Read Article

SpartanNash introduces Timely Meds™ prescription packaging program in Michigan pharmacies to help customers better monitor medications

May 10, 2018 Personalized pill punch pack service makes taking medications simple and convenient Customers who have five or more medications encouraged to enroll in the Timely Meds™ service Read Article

Red Med Boxes Are at Four Manistee Area Locations

January 15, 2018 Red Med Boxes look like a red mail box but are for the proper disposal of unwanted over-the- counter and prescription medications.  They are currently located at: Family Fare, Manistee City Police, Manistee Sherriff’s office, and The Little River Band of Ottawa Tribal Police Station.  Read Article

Community Service and Relations Committee Award

November 7, 2017 Over the year, the Staff and Board of Centra Wellness Network takes time to recognize partners throughout the community who contributed to our communities by improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Read Article

What is Wellness?

September 21, 2017 Larry Fricks, Deputy Director at the Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), says that this is a vague term that means different things to different people; wellness is not something to take lightly. Read Article

Online Screening for Mental Health and Alcohol Disorders

September 21, 2017 Centra Wellness Network, in collaboration with Screening for Mental Health, Inc. offers a free online mental health and alcohol disorders screening. Read Article

One Question — A Short Documentary

September 21, 2017 Check out this 7 1/2 minute documentary with 35 persons with developmental disabilities from different backgrounds answering the same one question: "If you can change one thing about yourself, what would you change?". The answers may not be what you expect. Read Article

Focus on Issues — Journey to Independence

September 21, 2017 Focus on Issues #45 Interview with Rachel DeMaagd,an adult on a journey to independence, Tammy Finn, Exec. Dir of The Arc Kent County and Jackie Lambrecht, Community Inclusion Coordinator, The Arc Kent County. Read Article

Autism Spectrum Disorder

September 21, 2017 The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) at Wayne State University has a webpage dedicated to providing families and professionals with information regarding diagnosis and treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Read Article

New Location

September 21, 2017 We have moved our services in Manistee to the Manistee Wellness Center at 2198 US 31 S. Read Article


September 21, 2017 Centra Wellness Network has joined the Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE) Read Article

Health Home

September 21, 2017 Centra Wellness Network has been selected as a site for the Michigan Medicaid Health Home Pilot project as part of the Affordable Care Act. Read Article


September 21, 2017 Health Club for your mind! We are excited to introduce, an on-line resource to strengthen the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. This simple tool and personalized learning program will help you build and sustain your mental wellness at no cost to you. myStrength is a private, confidential resource, for the individual and his/her family to practice new ways of managing stress, depression, or anxiety. Read Article

Senator Booher visits CWN

September 21, 2017 Our Board of Directors hosted Senator Booher on October 9th in recognition of his assistance in passing Public Act 266. This legislation enables greater collaboration between public and private health care providers. Also present was Lynda Zeller, Deputy Director at Michigan Department of Community Health. Read Article

Recovery in the Spotlight

September 21, 2017 CWN Certified Peer Support Specialist Sherry Lundquist and Clinical Director Cheryl Kobernik were recently featured along with board member Karen Goodman in a 9 &10 News Spotlight on an area grant intended to bring more substance use disorder resources to the Benzie and Manistee Communities. Read Article

House Bill 4542 Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE Act)

November 5, 2015 Michigan residents who care for an individual with a disability will soon have access to special savings accounts to help them pay for certain expenses Read Article

Community Service and Recognition Award

June 22, 2015 The Centra Wellness Network Board of Directors, at their June meeting, recognized the Superintendent of Benzie County Central Schools Read Article

BCBS of Michigan Foundation Grant Awarded

December 6, 2012 We received a $50,000 matching grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation on behalf of Northern Michigan Health Coalition Read Article