Pine Rest Clinicians Offer Tips on How to Combat SAD and Cabin Fever

Healthier Relationships = Better Health

Healthier Relationships = Better Health

Research clearly shows the importance of relationships in leading healthy lives. People with healthy relationships are fifty percent less likely to die prematurely. They are also better able to cope with stress, are healthier, and feel better about life. Conversely,…

Understanding How Play Therapy Works

Understanding How Play Therapy Works
Amanda Shaneberger, MA, LPC, a Registered Play Therapist at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic, answers some frequently asked questions about play therapy and its role in treating children. What exactly is play therapy? Play therapy helps children solve their problems...

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health
Cancer can affect your mental health - according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the link between physical and mental health is two-fold. Not only are patients with a serious physical illness more likely to develop depression, but...

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.

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...

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.