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Gov. Whitmer Hears from Northern Michigan Mental Health Advocates

During Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stop in Traverse City on Friday, she spent time discussing the issue of mental health with Grand Traverse County leaders.

She met with mental health advocates for a roundtable discussion on the impact mental health has on northern Michigan, and solutions to help the issue.

Experts from mental health centers, local schools, Munson Healthcare and others were able to voice their concerns and suggestions about mental health in the region.

Law enforcement also joined the discussion on how they see homelessness and mental health on a daily basis.

“The police department, fire department, EMS, we’re the front lines that deal with this on a daily basis,” said Traverse City Police Department Capt. Keith Gillis. “It’s good to get all the resources in one room and start to discuss possible solutions.”

Governor Whitmer says what she learned during the roundtable will help her prepare for her State of the State Address.