How Psychologists Can Help with Managing Heart Disease

How Psychologists Can Help with Managing Heart Disease

How Psychologists Can Help with Managing Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression. Symptoms of depression like fatigue and feelings of worthlessness can cause people to ignore their treatment and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as overeating or refusing to take medications. Studies show treating depression makes it easier for people with heart disease to follow long-term treatment plans and make appropriate changes to their lifestyle.

2021 Hummingbird Award Goes to Hickory Unit Psych Tech

2021 Hummingbird Award Goes to Hickory Unit Psych Tech

On January 14, 2021, Psychiatric Technician Louis “Lou” Ivey (pictured at left, second from right) became the first ever Hummingbird Award winner at Pine Rest. The Hummingbird Award is a new honor created by the PEW and Psych Tech Council…

Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors

Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors

How many times have most of us vowed “I’m done [insert your favorite unhealthy behavior], and I’m never doing it again,” only to find yourself doing it again? Frustrating, isn’t it? Yet this is the experience most of us have when…

Jean Holthaus, LMSW, Shares Coping Tips for COVID Schooling

Jean Holthaus, LMSW, Shares Coping Tips for COVID Schooling

January 18, 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic surpasses the 10-month mark, many families find themselves still struggling with the challenges of remote work and schooling. Jean Holthaus, LMSW, appeared on Maranda to share tips for staying productive while continuing virtual…

ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

We all have cultural assumptions and biases that color our perspectives. Dr. Diana Ro reviews how we can address them.

8 Tips for Coping with Cabin Fever

8 Tips for Coping with Cabin Fever
The winter months stretch before us--during a pandemic no less--and let’s be honest. We’re all a little concerned that being stuck at home – alone or with our family – is going to feel less like “home sweet home” and...

Elizza LeJeune Offers New Year Insights on Maranda

Elizza LeJeune Offers New Year Insights on Maranda

January 5, 2021 Elizza LeJeune, LMSW,  of our Northwest Clinic, recently appeared on WOTV 4 Women’s Maranda Where You Live to offer insights and inspiration on how start the new year with our best foot forward. “I think we’ll be…

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News
Children's lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the "bad things" away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to...

Caring For Yourself When There’s Traumatic News

Caring For Yourself When There’s Traumatic News

Disturbing and traumatic news of terrorism, violence and natural disasters can lead to PSTD-like symptoms. Learn how to recognize the signs and care for yourself.