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Forest View Hospital News & Events

Forest View Hospital offers the following CEUs and patient-focused seminars:

Virtual CEU Event

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Patients: From theory to practice

October 19, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

What if you were told that using someone’s correct pronouns could help save their life? In the United States, LGBTQ youth are 4x’s more likely to attempt suicide compared to the rest of the youth population. Just under 1 in 2 LGBTQ youth report that they have contemplated suicide. Why is this, you may wonder? When you are told that you should not exist and live in a culture that continuously attempts to police, invalidate, and harm LGBTQ youth, it makes sense as to why so many end up directing this hate onto themselves. During this workshop, participants will actively learn how to implement practices that are gender-affirming and lifesaving to LGBTQ youth. Whether you are in the community, an ally, or just getting into this topic–this workshop is for you!


Mental Health of Refugees: What you need to know.

A collaboration with the Kent County Community Health Improvement Plan.

Every month in Grand Rapids, people who are refugees are arriving after fleeing horrendous conditions in their homelands caused by war and civil unrest. They come here to seek safety and a new life. Many arrive with mental health challenges, such as PTSD.

This 5-part educational series will provide useful information for both clinicians and non-clinicians who are working with refugee community members.

October 4 – Developing a Greater Understanding of the Experiences of Refugees and Misplaced People

October 11 – Foundations OF Refugee Trauma Treatment

October 18 – Serving Refugees – Communication Considerations and Skill Development

October 25 – Fundamentals to Understanding the Treatment of Refugee Mental Health

November 1 – Refugee Substance Use Disorder/Philosphy of Care


Help is a Phone Call Away

Forest View Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 616-942-9610 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.