Reducing Mental Illness Stigma Encourages People to Seek Help

Reducing Mental Illness Stigma Encourages People to Seek Help

Reducing Mental Illness Stigma Encourages People to Seek Help
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Pandemic life has been stressful, and none of us would be surprised to hear that mental illnesses—such as anxiety, depression and others—are being reported at significantly higher rates for all ages. Alarmingly, reports...

Hillary Kosik, RN, Nominated for National DAISY Award

Hillary Kosik, RN, Nominated for National DAISY Award

April 27, 2021 Congratulations to Hillary Kosik, RN, who was recently nominated for the DAISY Foundation’s 2021 DAISY National Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Safety, presented in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Hillary is a nurse on…

Pine Rest Partners with Spectrum, Priority Health for Drug Take Back Day

Pine Rest Partners with Spectrum, Priority Health for Drug Take Back Day

UPDATE: Prescription Drug Take Back Day was a success! 4/26/21 – We collected 500lbs of unused/unwanted/expired medications for safe and secure disposal. Pictured here at left are Pine Rest Clinical Services Manager Christopher Marshall Chris Marshall, RN, and Lisa Zwerk…

Helping Teens Manage Their Stress

Helping Teens Manage Their Stress
These days, many parents are under a lot of stress for reasons ranging from the financial to the societal. So much so, they may not see how their teenager is equally, if not more, stressed out! Studies show that teens...

Bob VandePol Offers Resilience Insights for WGVU, AAS21 Conference

Bob VandePol Offers Resilience Insights for WGVU, AAS21 Conference

Bob VandePol, MSW, was recently invited to participate in WGVU’s ‘Family Health Matters’ discussion on the role of resiliency in mental health. The discussion, led by Shelley Irwin, featured a panel of local experts lending insights on why resiliency plays…

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness can improve our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and help you be more resilient during stressful times. Don’t worry, you don’t need to do formal mediation to reap the benefits. Many routine activities lend themselves to practicing mindfulness.

Pine Rest Opens Adult Foster Care Unit for People with COVID-19

Pine Rest Opens Adult Foster Care Unit for People with COVID-19
April 15, 2021 Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is addressing a critical statewide gap in care by opening a 10-bed unit which serves adults living in a residential behavioral health care setting who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Pine...