Psychotherapy: Understanding Group Therapy

Psychotherapy: Understanding Group Therapy

Psychotherapy: Understanding Group Therapy
If you're considering psychotherapy, several options are available. One of those options is group therapy. Depending on the nature of your problem, group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing your concerns and making positive changes in your life....

10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of a Suicide

10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of a Suicide
By Bob VandePol, MSW Death powerfully jars our concept of the way life is supposed to be. That dissonance is multiplied when the death is by suicide. Following the tragedy of death by suicide, the workforce will include people whose...

Pine Rest Opens New Patient Unit, Contact Center & Main Entrance

Pine Rest Opens New Patient Unit, Contact Center & Main Entrance

Pine Rest’s new 26-bed patient unit for adolescents and young adults will open July 5. Pine Rest also re-built its front hospital entrance and admissions department called the Contact Center. Both are located at the Van Andel Center on the Pine Rest Campus.

Understanding and Overcoming Opioid Abuse

Understanding and Overcoming Opioid Abuse

The abuse of and dependence on prescription painkillers has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and around the world. According to federal U.S. data, an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related…

Managing Chronic Pain: How Psychologists Help with Pain Management

Managing Chronic Pain: How Psychologists Help with Pain Management
The nature of pain Pain is an all-too-familiar problem and the most common reason that people see a physician. Unfortunately, alleviating pain isn't always straightforward. At least 100 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, according to...

Men’s Mental Health: The Silent Crisis

Men’s Mental Health: The Silent Crisis
Six million men grapple with depression every year, and suicide is currently the seventh leading cause of death for men. When it comes to their health, most men think of their physical health...like enduring a prostate exam. What they don't realize...

Patient Assistance Fund: Lisa’s Story of Recovery

Patient Assistance Fund: Lisa’s Story of Recovery

Meet Lisa.* She is 17 years old and receiving outpatient care from Pine Rest. Not long ago, Lisa attempted suicide. She had been abused by her father since the age of three. Although he was ultimately sent to prison for these…