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Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
July is National People of Color Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually. Individuals and communities cannot be fully understood without taking into account the full context and culture, including but not limited...

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Let’s be honest. Being a parent is a full-time job no matter the season, but we’d all like to recapture some of the carefree feelings and relaxation of summertime. Our clinicians whole-heartedly agree. In fact, they encourage you to find…

Managing Employee Anxiety and Fear as Final COVID-19 Workplace Restrictions are Lifted

Managing Employee Anxiety and Fear as Final COVID-19 Workplace Restrictions are Lifted

Many organizations are attempting to create a “new normal” for employees after 16 months of remote work or strict in-person safety guidelines. As employers work to make wise decisions for their workforce, it’s important to recognize employees’ fear, discomfort and anxiety about this transition. Experts from the Pine Rest EAP offer advice and tips on successfully managing this change.

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.
Sending kids off to summer camp is emotionally tough on parents, even if it’s not your first time. It’s normal to be concerned about your children’s physical and emotional well-being, but excessive worrying is unproductive and stressful. According to researchers,...

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful
In a 24/7 world, connecting as a family is something we all know we should do but can’t seem to find the time to do. Between parents’ work schedules, sports, dance and homework, many of us live more like roommates...

Resilience and Self-Care Tips for Men

Resilience and Self-Care Tips for Men

Self-care is important for men, too! It keeps you strong and flexible when life’s road has some unexpected detours and potholes.

What Men Need to Be Healthy Dads

What Men Need to Be Healthy Dads

What do dads really need to be not just great but healthy dads? Turns out respect, encouragement, and permission to parent differently than moms are just a few of their needs explains psychologist and proud dad Dr. Ron DeVries.

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer
Let's face it, summers aren't what they used to be. Making the most of an unstructured summer can be difficult for many families today, especially working families. Summer presents unique scheduling challenges, after all - children have a lot of...

Providing Healthy Support to Family Members in Recovery

Providing Healthy Support to Family Members in Recovery
For years, I have observed individuals with substance use disorders often get various degrees of support from their family. I characterize the unhelpful types of support in two categories – the passive supportive family member and the overinvolved family member....