Rep. Vaupel tours state psychiatric facilities with mental health task force

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State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville, fifth from right, joined his colleagues from the House’s mental health task force Thursday for tours of two state psychiatric facilities. Vaupel, co-chair of the task force, said it was beneficial to learn more about the Hawthorne Center in Northville, which provides intensive inpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents, and the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Saline, which provides both diagnostic services to the criminal justice system and psychiatric treatment for criminal defendants found incompetent to stand trial or acquitted by reason of insanity. Information gathered during tours and meetings will help the task force develop reforms to improve mental health services in Michigan.