Heather Kiel, LMSW, Offers Pandemic-Era Postpartum Coping Tips on Maranda

DAISY Award Goes Child & Adolescent Nurse Briana Cannon

DAISY Award Goes Child & Adolescent Nurse Briana Cannon

October 27, 2020 Congratulations to Briana Cannon, RN, recent winner of the nationally recognized DAISY award to honor nurses who demonstrate exceptional care and compassion! Briana – pictured at right (center) alongside Unit Manager Donna Penny and Chief Nurse Executive…

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Navigating hard conversations surrounding sensitive topics like politics, racism or religion can cause strain on any relationship, whether it be with friends or acquaintances, co-workers, family or even a spouse. Knowing or discovering that you have different ideologies or beliefs…

WZZM: Dr. Russell Yskes Addresses the Topic of Pandemic Substance Use

WZZM: Dr. Russell Yskes Addresses the Topic of Pandemic Substance Use
October 21, 2020 Addiction Psychiatrist Dr. Russell Yskes appeared on WZZM's 'My West Michigan' with Catherine Behrendt, to talk about the growing problem of substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent survey, about 18% of current...

Postpartum in a Pandemic: You Are Not Alone

Postpartum in a Pandemic: You Are Not Alone

New motherhood looks very different in the midst of COVID-19. Heather Kiel, LMSW, had her second baby in March 2020 and knows the challenges first hand. In this article, she offers insights on coping with PMAD during the pandemic both from a mother’s perspective and a PMAD therapist’s.

Why Men Do Depression Differently

Why Men Do Depression Differently

Why DO men do depression differently? Traditional male roles are less traditional than ever before, yet males still tend to exude values of self-reliance, willpower, control and stoicism. All are of little use or consolation when it comes to overcoming…

Helping Children with ADHD Thrive During Remote Learning

Helping Children with ADHD Thrive During Remote Learning

Parenting from home during the COVID-19 school year is extremely challenging—especially if you have a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)! Children with ADHD struggle to keep their attention focused and their behavior within appropriate limits, and this is…

What is the ‘D’ in DBT?

What is the ‘D’ in DBT?

The letter “D” in DBT stands for the word dialectics. In DBT we define dialectics as the synthesis or integration of two opposites with the goal of finding the truth somewhere in between. Dialectical thinking refers to “the ability to…