Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming

Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming

Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming
The majority of people who self-harm carry great shame regarding their method for managing emotions. Therefore, there are not clear statistics on the prevalence self-harm. However, estimates range from 13-24% of the population. Self-harm typically begins in adolescence and the...

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do
By Bob VandePol, MSW Although you might not know it, depression touches everyone in the workplace. Affecting nearly one in ten adults each year, depression is one of the top reasons for lost productivity, sick days taken and disability leave....

Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. In [the study], researchers found that people with happy spouses were much more…

Adjusting to Your Spouse’s Family Culture

Adjusting to Your Spouse’s Family Culture
Falling in love, dating and marrying is a journey many of us readily embrace. This road is often traveled with very few bumps along the way. However, becoming a part of your spouse’s family, learning the new family rules and...

Is Postpartum Depression Real?

Is Postpartum Depression Real?

Postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are real, says Kerrie Van Weelden, LMSW. And, like any other medical disease, there are treatments that help.

Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease

Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease

You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities — a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking. While these habits do heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems, your thoughts, attitudes…

Play Therapy: Play is the Language of Children

Play Therapy: Play is the Language of Children
February 4-10, 2018 is National Play Therapy Week, recognizing the importance of play therapy. Pine Rest clinician Amanda Shaneberger, MA, LPC, a Registered Play Therapist at our Northwest Clinic answers some common questions about play of therapy and talks about its role...