Maranda’s ‘Beautiful U’ Features Self-Care Tips from Elizza LeJeune, LMSW

Brooke Davis, LMSW, Featured By School News Network

Brooke Davis, LMSW, Featured By School News Network

Pine Rest Case Manager Brooke Davis, LMSW, was recently featured by School News Network for her recently appointed role as Director of Diversity, Equity and Mental Health for the Kenowa Hills Public School District. The brand new position will provide…

Depression in the Pandemic Workplace: What Can We Do?

Depression in the Pandemic Workplace: What Can We Do?

By Bob VandePol, MSW   The pandemic and all the ensuing uncertainty and disruption in our lives, communities and globally has fueled a surge of individuals reporting depression symptoms. Some surveys report as many as three times more than in…

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…

Q2 Hummingbird Award Winner Garrett Maher “Absolutely Phenomenal”

Q2 Hummingbird Award Winner Garrett Maher “Absolutely Phenomenal”

Congratulations to Garrett Maher, winner of the Q2 Hummingbird Award in recognition of outstanding Psych/Nurse Techs throughout Hospital and Residential Services! He is pictured here at left flanked by (from L to R) Melissa Giles, Clinical Service Manager and Gretchen…

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.