Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Everyone experiences sadness at times. But depression is something more. Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days. It interferes with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable….

Could My Teen Have Depression?

Could My Teen Have Depression?

A certain amount of moodiness and acting out is normal for teens, so I’m often asked how to know if a teen is struggling with depression. We usually think of sadness as the main symptom, but depressed teens may act…

Suicide Loss and the Truth About Pain

Suicide Loss and the Truth About Pain
  One of the reasons suicide is so tragic is that it is a stark reminder of just how connected we all are to one another. The void left when someone dies by suicide is unlike anything else. The impact...

Understanding Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Can Aid Recovery

Understanding Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Can Aid Recovery
More than 21.5 million Americans age 12 and older had substance use disorder in past year. (SAMHSA, 2014) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a broad term that covers what used to be called substance abuse and substance dependence. It encompasses...

Overcoming the Confidence Gap: Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Overcoming the Confidence Gap: Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Our society has a tendency to worship talent. People assume intelligence and ability, as well as confidence in those attributes, are the primary ingredients needed for success. When it comes to unlocking your child’s potential for personal success, how can…

How to Talk to Family Members About Addiction

How to Talk to Family Members About Addiction

Struggling with the disease of substance use disorder usually means dealing with friends and family who are angry, lack understanding or may even blame themselves. Often family members ask themselves where they went wrong and think they could have helped…

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Children model their parents’ behaviors, including those related to managing stress. Parents who deal with stress in unhealthy ways risk passing those behaviors on to their children. Alternatively, parents who cope with stress in healthy ways can not only promote…

10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You

10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You

Today’s technology makes it possible for us to do so many things remotely … shop for groceries, get dinner delivered, refill a prescription, even make a visit to urgent care. Like most other services in the past, a counseling appointment…

You Can Help Prevent Suicide

You Can Help Prevent Suicide
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. That’s about 123 individuals each day. And for every death there are 25 attempts. The financial cost is a staggering $69 billion annually.1 The cost of life as well...

Why is it so difficult to stop using opiates?

Why is it so difficult to stop using opiates?

What are opiates and why are they so difficult to quit? WZZM’s Catherine Behrendt interviews Pine Rest Addiction Medicine clinicians John Budnick, PA-C, and Stacey Wililamson-Nichols, LMSW, CAADC to learn more.