The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: An Interview

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…

Debunking 5 Myths About PTSD

Debunking 5 Myths About PTSD
The following common misconceptions about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) get in the way of healing and need to be debunked. MYTH 1: I am losing my mind. No, you are not losing your mind. PTSD is a normal reaction...

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.

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.

Five Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, Confident Kids

Five Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, Confident Kids
One thing all of us parents have in common is the desire for our children to have happy lives. Unfortunately, raising happy kids takes consistent work, and you’re not going to get it right every single time. It’s important for...

Postpartum Depression: How to Reduce Your Risk

Postpartum Depression: How to Reduce Your Risk

Postpartum depression is the most common complication associated with pregnancy, but it is possible to reduce your risk! According to current studies, approximately 20 percent of women with young children develop postpartum depression, which is one of the six perinatal…

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit…

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Construction workers are statistically at a higher risk for mental health issues than virtually every other profession. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one third of all suicides in 2012 were workers in the construction and…

Supporting Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Supporting Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
As more and more children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is important as a parent to learn more about the disorder and those who experience ASD. A 2018 report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

How a Neuropsychologist Helps with Concussions

How a Neuropsychologist Helps with Concussions

When you or someone you love gets hit on the head, you may think it’s no big deal. It can be — at least temporarily. People with concussions shouldn’t always just shake it off and return to the playing field,…