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Collection Overview

Title: Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Collection, 1909-2003

Predominant Dates:1970-2000

ID: COLL/428

Primary Creator: Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Extent: 5.15 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Child Mental Health Services, Counseling, Faith-based human services, Mental Health, Mental Health -- Religious Aspects, Mental Health Services, Mental illness, Pin Rest Christian Hospital, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy - Religious aspects

Languages: English, Dutch;Flemish

Abstract

Pine Rest is a comprehensive behavioral health services network. The services include programs of prevention and education; employee and church assistance programs; outpatient counseling and therapy services; inpatient programs; and hospitalization programs. The collection includes constitutions, history, reports, brochures, scrapbook, essays, cookbooks, clippings, pamphlets, and periodicals. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Established in 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the United States. It was originally formed by a group of pastors and laity who wanted to create an organization that would help serve people's well-being, spiritually as well as physically, mentally, and emotionally. Pine Rest was organized by members of the Reformed Church and the Christian Reformed Church, however, they provide services to people regardless of their culture or religion.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

(1910-  )

Established in 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the United States. It was originally formed by a group of pastors and laity who wanted to create an organization that would help serve people’s well-being, spiritually as well as physically, mentally, and emotionally. Pine Rest was organized by members of the Reformed Church and the Christian Reformed Church, however, they provide services to people regardless of their culture or religion.

<p style="margin-left:85.5pt;"> Historical Names of the Hospital

1908:  Vereeniging tot Christelijk Hulp Betoon aan Krankzinnigen

1910: Vereeniging to Christelijke Verzorging van Krankzinnigen en Zenuwlijders

1910: Association for the Christian Care of the Mentally Ill in North America

1911: Christian Psychopathic Hospital

1913: Christian Psychopathic Hospital Association

1940: Pine Rest Sanitarium

1952: Pine Rest Christian Association

1961: Pine Rest Christian Hospital Association

1985: Pine Rest Christian Hospital

1990: Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

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In June of 1909, 70 pastors and laymen of the Reformed denominations met to discuss the establishment of a Christian asylum for the “insane”. Those in attendance felt compelled to start a Christian asylum because they thought the State asylums did not offer the Christian care their patients deserved. The board purchased Cutler Farm, located south of Grand Rapids, in December of 1910. Despite low funds, the hospital admitted its first patient in 1911 and discharged him a year later, fully restored.

By 1912 the hospital was treating both men and women. In 1917, the board tried to move the hospital to the west side of Grand Rapids so that water, electricity and an adequate sewage system would be available. This move was met with protest by the area’s residents which caused the hospital to remain on Cutler farm. The hospital’s growth however necessitated larger facilities which resulted in four buildings being constructed in the years between 1918 and 1927.

The Pine Rest Building was constructed in 1940 and the Christian Psychopathic Hospital Association was renamed as the Pine Rest Sanitarium.

In the decades that followed, Pine Rest continued to grow and expanded the range of services they offered. This included more care and programming for children.

The 1980s has been referred to as Pine Rest’s “Golden Era” due to the development of the outpatient care program and rapid modernization of the campus in this decade. The hospital.

The 1990s was a transitional period for Pine Rest. Pine Rest modified their treatment models to reduce extraneous medical costs. Occupancy in inpatient beds rapidly declined. This resulted in the first layoff of both clinical and support staff in Pine Rest’s history. In 1994, signs of stabilization began to appear. Inpatient admissions increased, and there was an overall increase in patients and clients served.

The hospital continues to grow and services people, regardless of culture or religion, at dozens of locations in West Michigan, Northern Michigan and Iowa.

Subject/Index Terms

Child Mental Health Services
Counseling
Faith-based human services
Mental Health
Mental Health -- Religious Aspects
Mental Health Services
Mental illness
Pin Rest Christian Hospital
Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy - Religious aspects

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 11 Boxes ; 2 microfilm reels

Access Restrictions: Collection open for research. Materials do not circulate.

Preferred Citation: [item], folder, box, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Collection, Heritage Hall (Hekman Library), Calvin University


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Series 1: [General Materials]
Vault 1: Minutes [2 microfilm reels] --- 10 Jun 1909 - 6 Feb 1972
Box 1
Folder 1: Constitutions and History --- 1910-1976
Folder 2: Financial Programs and Campaigns --- 1978, 1980, 1992
Folder 3: Annual Reports of the Christian Psychopathic Hospital Association --- 1919, 1922-1946
Folder 4: Annual Reports of Pine Rest Christian Hospital --- 1958, 1976, 1978, 1982-1986
Folder 5: Annual Reports of Pine Rest Christian Hospital --- 1987-1990, 1998-2000
Folder 6
Item 1: Souvenir Book --- 1929
Item 2: Dedication Program --- 1940
Item 3: "40 Years of Christian Mercy in Action" --- 1951
Item 4: "Pine Rest Sanitarium and the Christian Psychopathic Hospital" --- 1941
Folder 7: Anniversary Booklets --- 1940, 1960, 1970, 1985, 2010
Folder 8: Brochures
Folder 9: Children's Retreat Brochures and Stamps
Box 2
Folder 1-2: Life Enrichment Center
Folder 3: Essays on Christian Psychiatry
Folder 4: What is Love, C. Wynalda
Folder 5: Activity Therapy, Adult Services
Folder 6: Cookbooks
Folder 7: Clippings --- 1912-1987
Folder 8: Papers for Pastors' Conference
Item 1: "Games that preachers play," R. Heynen
Item 2: "The adolescent and his religion," R. Heynen
Item 3: "Some hazards in training the minister's children," H. Velzen
Item 4: "The pastor and marriage counseling, "H. Velzen
Item 5: "Promoting mental health in the pastor," G. Van Noord
Item 6: "Maturity and immaturity in the ministry," W. Hiemstra
Folder 9: My sermon notes on Christian mercy, by the late Rev. William P. Van Wyk, edited by the Rev. Ralph Heynen
Folder 10: Pastoral Responses to Homosexuals Conference, 1978: 4 cassette tapes: Clarence Boomsma, Alvin Hoksbergen, John Hansen, Gary Sweeten, panel
Box 3-4: Scrapbook pages
Box 5
Folder 1: Research News --- 1980-1990
Folder 2: Counseling Pamphlets
Folder 3: Pine Rest Foundation
Folder 4: Pine Rest News --- 1997-2003
Box 6
Folder 1: News Bulletins --- 1948-1963
Missing: September 1951, Annual Report, 1956, Number 4, 1958
Folder 2: News Bulletins --- 1964-1977
Folder 3
Item 1: Clergy Connections, vol 1 no 1, Summer 1992
Item 2: Clergy Connections, vol 1 no 2, Fall 1992
Item 3: Clergy Connections, vol 1 no 3, Winter 1992
Item 4: Clergy Connections, vol 1 no 4, Spring 1993
Item 5: Clergy Connections, vol 2 no 1, Summer 1993
Item 6: Clergy Connections, vol 2 no 2, Fall 1993
Item 7: Clergy Connections, vol 2 no 3, Winter 1993
Item 8: Clergy Connections, vol 2 no 4, Spring 1994
Item 9: Clergy Connections, vol 3 no 1, Summer 1994
Item 10: Clergy Connections, vol 3 no 2, Fall 1994
Item 11: Clergy Connections, vol 3 no 3, Winter 1994-1995
Item 12: Clergy Connections, vol 3 no 4, Spring 1995
Item 13: Clergy Connections, vol 4 no 1, Summer 1995
Item 14: Clergy Connections, vol 4 no 2, Fall 1995
Item 15: Clergy Connections, vol 4 no 3, Winter 1995-1996
Item 16: Clergy Connections, vol 4 no 4, Spring --- 1995
Item 17: Clergy Connections, vol 5 no 1, Summer 1996 --- 1996
Item 18: Clergy Connections, vol 5 no 2, Fall 1996
Item 19: Clergy Connections, vol 6 no 1, Spring 1997
Item 20: Clergy Connections, vol 6 no 2, Fall 1997
Item 21: Clergy Connections, vol 8 no 1, Spring 1998
Item 22: Clergy Connections, vol 8 no 2, Fall 1998
Item 23: Clergy Connections, vol 9 no 1, Fall 1999
Item 24: Clergy Connections, vol 9 no 2, Spring 2000
Folder 4: Connections --- 1991-1995
Folder 5: Connections --- 1996-2001
Missing: Spring and Summer 1996, Spring 1997, 2000
Box 7
Folder 1: Pine Rest Today --- 1971-1977
Missing: Winter 1973, Winter 1975, Fall and Spring 1976, Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1977
Folder 2: Pine Rest Today --- 1978-1982
Missing: December 1980
Folder 3: Pine Rest Today --- 1983-1988
Folder 4: Pine Rest Today --- 1989-1992
Missing: Winter 1989, Winter 1991
Folder 5: Pine Rest Today --- 1993-1995
Missing: Winter 1994, Summer 1995
Folder 6: Pine Rest Today (various issues) --- 1996-1998, 2001, 2002, 2005
Box 8
Folder 1: Pine Cones --- November 1976-November 1978
Folder 2: Pine Cones --- January 1979, November/December 1980
Folder 3: Pine Cones --- September 1981 - December 1983
Folder 4: Pine Cones --- January 1984 - July 1985
Box 9
Folder 1: Pine Rest Magazine --- August 1985 - December 1987
Folder 2: Pine Rest Magazine --- January 1988 - December 1989
Folder 3: Pine Rest Magazine --- January 1990 - August 1991
Box 10
Folder 1: Chaplains' Newsletter, vol 1 - vol 2 --- July 1970 - February 1972
Folder 2: Chaplains' Newsletter, vol 3 - vol 4 --- March 1972 - October 1973
Folder 3: Chaplains' Newsletter, vol 5 - vol 6 --- January 1974 - November 1975
Folder 4: Chaplains' Newsletter, vol 7 no 1 - vol 10 no 3 --- January 1976 - December 1979
Box 11
Folder 1: Chaplains' Newsletter, vol 11-vol 13 --- April 1980 - November 1982
Folder 2: Chaplains' Newsletter, vol 14-vol 17 --- January 1983 - October 1986
Folder 3: Chaplains' Newsletter, vol 18-vol 22 --- January 1987 - October 1991

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