Pine Rest Names Five New Board Members To Its Board Of Directors

Pine Rest Names Five New Board Members To Its Board Of Directors

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services recently named five community members to its board of directors. They are: Douglas Josephson, David McKeague, Alvin Padilla, Jack Roeda and Jody Vanderwel. Douglas Josephson is the director of pharmacy practice for HomeTown Pharmacy…

Developing and Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem

Developing and Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem

I’m not smart enough, pretty enough, creative enough, strong enough, motivated enough, compassionate enough… The list of ways we fall short of being who we believe we “ought to be” is often infinitely long and grows even longer as we peruse our friend’s Facebook pages, watch television, and hear about all the wonderful things others within our church accomplish. Many of us are plagued by the belief we are not good enough and no matter how many wonderful things we do, it is never enough for us to feel good about ourselves.

5 Myths About PTSD

5 Myths About PTSD
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...

Managing Your Stress During Change

Managing Your Stress During Change
By Bob VandePol, MSW Change can be stressful, and major life changes can be highly stressful whether negative…death in the family, divorce, job loss…or positive…relocating for a new job, marriage, the birth of a child. The following strategies can help...

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month in the state of Michigan? For the sixth year in a row, Michigan law makers have officially proclaimed the month of May, Postpartum Depression Awareness Month for the entire state. Over…

Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?

Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?

What you need to know about mental health coverage When it comes to our well-being, mental health is just as important as physical health. Unfortunately, insurers haven’t always seen it that way. In the past, many health insurance companies provided…

How to Support a Family Member with Depression or Anxiety

How to Support a Family Member with Depression or Anxiety
When family members understand depression and anxiety, they can be key people to help someone recover. Here are some basic tips for friends and family members. Understand depression and anxiety are not caused by a single event. Depression and anxiety...