Coping with Stress at Work

Coping with Stress at Work

Coping with Stress at Work

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a…

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Are you getting the very best sleep possible? Chances are, probably not, but through these simple habits, you can be well on your way to better sleep as soon as tonight!

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Reap the benefits of being kind to yourself! Prioritizing a good night’s sleep, positive self-talk, using vacation time and intentional self-care can have some surprising benefits for your productivity, longevity, confidence, weight and relationships.

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Children often think that everyone has natural talent, that success comes easy. So if they struggle, it makes them a failure. The truth is, everyone fails. It’s how they learn to respond to failure that will define their future. So learn to reframe “failures” with your children as vital milestones along the path of life that will help them learn, grow, find their way and succeed.

Pine Rest Hires Ron Scott, MA, SPHR, As An Employee Assistance Program Consultant

Pine Rest Hires Ron Scott, MA, SPHR, As An Employee Assistance Program Consultant

Scott’s primary responsibilities are in the areas of business development, account management, consultation regarding difficult human resource situations, and training. He has a passion for providing access to mental health assistance through employee assistance programs. His addition will add a…

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do

Depression is a top reason for absenteeism, presenteeism and disability. A serious medical illness, it affects a person’s mood, concentration, activity level, interests, appetite, social behavior and physical health. Although very treatable, a person with depression symptoms may need encouragement to seek treatment. Learn the warning signs and what you and your organization can do to help.

Survivor Strength in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Survivor Strength in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
With Hurricane Irma already bearing down on the coast of Florida, a group of five Pine Rest clinicians traveled to Houston to serve some of the people affected by Hurricane Harvey's devastation. Bob VandePol, MSW, Executive Director of Pine Rest...

Contain the Crisis: Slowing Down Reactive Behavior

Contain the Crisis: Slowing Down Reactive Behavior
By Bob VandePol, MSW Have you ever noticed how tragedies so often lead to additional tragedies? When under the influence of the shock of traumatic stress, people - whether part of a family, an organization and/or a community - often...

Learn the D.A.N.G.E.R. Signs of Suicide

Learn the D.A.N.G.E.R. Signs of Suicide

As we’ve heard recently in the news, suicide rates have increased 30 percent since 2000. In order to stem this tide, we all need to know more about why and when to be on alert and then what action to take, because knowing the warnings signs and what to do if you notice them can help you save the life of a loved one, friend, co-worker or employee.

10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of a Suicide

10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of a Suicide
By Bob VandePol, MSW Death powerfully jars our concept of the way life is supposed to be. That dissonance is multiplied when the death is by suicide. Following the tragedy of death by suicide, the workforce will include people whose...