Agency News

Breaking the Stigma in Mental Health

May 16, 2024 May is Mental Health Awareness month, and it is a good opportunity to work towards dismantling the mental health stigmas individuals face daily. Each year 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and that number only goes up when adding in adolescents. Read Article

2023 Manistee News Advocate Readers' Choice Award Winner

January 9, 2024 Centra Wellness Network was nominated and awarded the 2023 Readers' Choice Award for "Great Place to Work"!   Read Article

National Overdose Awareness Day

August 21, 2023 Join Centra Wellness Network, Catholic Human Services, Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE), Harm Reduction Michigan & Clean Lines Tattoo Company for the annual recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Read Article

Mental Health First Aid Training

November 17, 2021 Free Mental Health First Aid Training for Manistee Community Members Read Article

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 15, 2021 Manistee County’s Annual Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event Read Article

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition

August 2, 2021 September is suicide awareness and prevention month and the Manistee County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition once again are sponsoring some events. This year is the 3rd annual suicide awareness and prevention art contest. Read Article

Parenting During COVID-19

June 1, 2020 SEA Coordinator, Sarah Garthe has written several Parenting During COVID-19 articles Read Article

May 26, 2020 Service Delivery Update (COVID-19)

May 27, 2020 To clients, families, partners and community members; As you are aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing a lot of concern in the United Sates and here in Michigan. Centra Wellness Network has implemented several measures to assure that both your safety and that of the staff. Read Article

Centra Wellness Network COVID19

March 19, 2020 March 18, 2020 CWN service delivery letter Read Article

Manistee Suicide Prevention Walk 2019

October 28, 2019 On September 17th, 2019 the Manistee County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition held their annual suicide prevention and awareness walk downtown Manistee. Read Article

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

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 Centra Wellness Network has joined the Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE) 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

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

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

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

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