Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
As the ball in Times Square counts down the seconds to the New Year, many of us will resolve to do things differently…lose weight, stop drinking caffeine, exercise more, spend less money, spend more time with family, or start a...

How to Give Yourself the Gift of Contentment

How to Give Yourself the Gift of Contentment

Non-stop commercials bombard us, trying to convince us we need whatever it is they are selling. Even the best of us can find ourselves fending off the internal “I want” mantra. While the “gimmes” seem to come naturally for most…

Resizing Your Christmas Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Christmas Expectations While Grieving

Facing a loss this holiday season? This might be a good time to think about resizing your Christmas expectations while grieving. Several years ago I met with a patient to discuss ways she could cope with the holiday season after…

Holiday Tips: When Family Comes Together

Holiday Tips: When Family Comes Together

When family comes together at your household, does it feel more like an experiment than a gathering of love, laughter and respect? We have entered the season when families will gather at their own expanded dining room tables with hopes…

Mother & Baby Program Celebrating Five Years

Mother & Baby Program Celebrating Five Years
Women who are expecting or are within two years postpartum are at higher risk for a behavioral health issue than any other time in their life. At the same time, many have a little bundle of joy that can make...

Can You (Or Your Loved One) Stay Sober Over the Holidays?

Can You (Or Your Loved One) Stay Sober Over the Holidays?
The simple answer is yes. But staying sober over the holidays isn’t always easy. The holidays are a stressful, emotional time for many people. People who are new to recovery and have made the decision to stop using substances have...

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotionally taxing for everyone. However, it is often particularly miserable if you are struggling with depression. You know you should be excited to spend time with family and should be enjoying all the preparatory events….

A Patient’s Story of Hope and Motherhood

A Patient’s Story of Hope and Motherhood

Two weeks after giving birth to my second daughter, I realized I was suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). The signs were familiar as I had experienced the same symptoms after my first child was born, three years earlier. I understood…

How Prescribers Can Address the Growing Opioid Epidemic

How Prescribers Can Address the Growing Opioid Epidemic

Prescribers have an important role in stemming the opioid epidemic. Pine Rest’s John Budnick, PA-C, reviews warning signs and behaviors that could indicate that your patient may be developing a substance use disorder.