10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You

10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You

10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You
September 19 - 25, 2021 is Telehealth Awareness Week! The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a dramatic, almost overnight shift to remote activities for many of us. All of a sudden we were online shopping for basic groceries, getting meals delivered,...

Statewide Youth Mental Health Crisis Spotlighted in Three-Part Series

Statewide Youth Mental Health Crisis Spotlighted in Three-Part Series
July 6, 2021 The state's shortage of mental health care services for children and teens--which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic --was the subject of a recent series of articles by Bridge Michigan. The three-part series, 'Child mental illness...

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.

Strengthening Our Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic

Strengthening Our Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic was a “perfect storm” of circumstances that challenges our collective mental health. The good news is we’ve all learned a lot about how to nurture our mental health in order to weather this storm. But now is…

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...

Self-Care for Stressful Times

Self-Care for Stressful Times

Self care allows us to be resilient in stressful times AND be there for those who depend on us. Check out this collection of simple tips on practicing self-care from Pine Rest staff.

Growth through Hardship: How to Be a “SurThrivor”

Growth through Hardship: How to Be a “SurThrivor”

Regarding growth and mental strength, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously said: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Do you find that to be true? Maybe sometimes. A variety of factors, conditions, choices, and behaviors contribute to…