The Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Collection spans the years 1910 – 2005. This collection consists of annual reports, brochures, pamphlets, essays, scrapbook pages, newsletters and periodicals. Much of the collection details the origins and development of Pine Rest, as well as the types of services and programs that have historically been offered by the organization. Pine Rest’s early history is documented by annual reports and a document detailing significant staff and asset changes. The collection also contains press clippings, sermon notes and essays from the mid to late 20th century which provide more context to Pine Rest’s mission and services. Otherwise, the bulk of the collection consists of periodicals and brochures from the mid 1970s to late 1990s that advertise Pine Rest’s services and achievements.
This collection may be of interest to patrons researching psychotherapy and mental health services, particularly faith-based ones. Boxes 1 and 2 provide insight into the founding and development of the organization as well as some materials related to financial campaigns. The latter portion of the collection mainly consists of information related to the services offered by Pine Rest which include adolescent therapy, family therapy and marriage counseling in addition to more general mental health services.