SAD in the Summer?

SAD in the Summer?

SAD in the Summer?

“It’s summer. Shouldn’t I feel better?” Living in the Midwest, many people often discuss having some form of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The weather is used as a conversation starter and a common topic to fill awkward social interactions. The…

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer
Let's face it, summers aren't what they used to be. Making the most of an unstructured summer can be difficult for many families today, especially working families. Summer presents unique scheduling challenges, after all - children have a lot of...

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.
Sending kids off to summer camp is emotionally tough on parents, even if it’s not your first time. It’s normal to be concerned about your children’s physical and emotional well-being, but excessive worrying is unproductive and stressful. According to researchers,...

Tackling Student Loan Debt & Anxiety: Advice for Millennials

Tackling Student Loan Debt & Anxiety: Advice for Millennials

“I can remember like yesterday gaining my first job in my career after finishing college. I was excited and nervous! Then in the mail, information came regarding my student loan payments. Shock, disbelief, anger and tears ensued. I panicked. I called my parents…

Resilience and Self-Care Tips for Men

Resilience and Self-Care Tips for Men

Self-care is important for men, too! It keeps you strong and flexible when life’s road has some unexpected detours and potholes.

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: An Interview

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: An Interview

The Pine Rest Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is a short-term, intensive treatment program designed specifically for adolescents (12-17) with significant mental and/or emotional problems. Teens accepted in the programs don’t require inpatient care, but need more support than seeing an…

5 Myths About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

5 Myths About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Many misconceptions exist about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These myths get in the way of healing by creating obstacles for people seeking treatment and need to be debunked. Listed below are the top five misconceptions I hear. 1. I am...

First Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow Makes Pine Rest Her Home

First Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow Makes Pine Rest Her Home

Jessica O’Mara, DO, an alumnus of the first class of the Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency, is currently the first Pine Rest Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow and has accepted a position as geriatric psychiatrist on the older adult unit starting July 1, 2019.

Finding Happiness Through Gratitude

Finding Happiness Through Gratitude
“When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’” –The Dalai Lama...

Screening Database Informs Treatment Improvements and Provides Research Opportunities

Screening Database Informs Treatment Improvements and Provides Research Opportunities

Screening tools are a best practice for determining severity of symptoms, treatment goals and treatment effectiveness with individual clients. Pine Rest has compiled an impressive database totaling over 857,000 measure administrations, possibly the largest database of scores for mental health screeners ever compiled by a single behavioral healthcare organization.