Spectrum Health and Pine Rest Improve Access to Teletherapy

Spectrum Health and Pine Rest Improve Access to Teletherapy

Spectrum Health and Pine Rest Improve Access to Teletherapy

Working Cooperatively to Offer Behavioral Health Services In an effort to improve access to behavioral health services throughout the state, Spectrum Health and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services are teaming up on teletherapy. Building on their strong, collaborative relationship,…

Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Despite a common belief that only teens and adults die by suicide, younger children…

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, set aside to support and connect with those who’ve been impacted by a death by suicide or have suicidal thoughts as well as to create more awareness about suicide prevention. Thinking about or attempting...

Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic Expands Its Psychiatric Services

Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic Expands Its Psychiatric Services

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Traverse City Clinic increased its services recently. Having two new psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners will expand its ability to respond to the growing mental health crisis. Laurie Anger, MSN, NP, PMHNP-BC, is a…

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know
The vaping industry has run a very successful campaign to create a widespread perception that e-cigarettes or vaping is less dangerous to users than smoking conventional cigarettes. But are they really? The information available can be confusing. For every story...

Understanding Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Can Aid Recovery

Understanding Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Can Aid Recovery
More than 19.7 million Americans age 12 and older had substance use disorder in the past year. (SAMHSA, 2017) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a broad term that covers what used to be called substance abuse and substance dependence. It...