Mental Healthcare Providers Turn To Teletherapy During COVID-19 Pandemic: WWMT Interview With Dr. Ron DeVries

Mental Healthcare Providers Turn To Teletherapy During COVID-19 Pandemic: WWMT Interview With Dr. Ron DeVries

Mental Healthcare Providers Turn To Teletherapy During COVID-19 Pandemic: WWMT Interview With Dr. Ron DeVries

“Lots of organizations are working very hard to make the transition (to teletherapy) so that people’s mental health is still being cared for,” said Dr. Ron DeVries, a psychologist for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. “A month or so ago we did about 400 telehealth visits, and last week we did over 5,000, so we really, really stepped up and people were trained and we are ready to go.”

Finding Ways To Cope With Negative Emotions During Stay At Home: WZZM Interview With Dr. Charmeka Newton

Finding Ways To Cope With Negative Emotions During Stay At Home: WZZM Interview With Dr. Charmeka Newton

“Mental health professionals teach people to have a tool kit, as a way to stabilize themselves. That could be a walk, a hobby, or ritual. But with so many things off limits right now, it can be more difficult for some than others. When you rip away that tool or it’s taken away,” said Newton, “it can be very difficult for that person to cope because they know this is what helps them deal with life.”

Is Your Stress Level Helping or Hurting You?

Is Your Stress Level Helping or Hurting You?

Some stress can be energizing and motivating, helping us to perform at our very best. Too much stress can negatively affect our bodies and our brains. The challenge for each of us is to find the perfect balance for our lives. Learn how to optimize your stress with a daily check in and self-care plan.

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.

Postpartum Depression: How to Reduce Your Risk

Postpartum Depression: How to Reduce Your Risk

Postpartum depression is the most common complication associated with pregnancy, but it is possible to reduce your risk! According to current studies, approximately 20 percent of women with young children develop postpartum depression, which is one of the six perinatal…

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

As we enter into the holiday season, some of us may feel increased levels of stress as we begin to wonder what family gatherings are going to include. Will there be political arguments around the dinner table? Will we be…

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…

Is Your Family Member Ready for Recovery?

Is Your Family Member Ready for Recovery?

Being ready to make a change is key when it comes to addiction recovery. For family members and friends, understanding the five stages of change when it comes to recovery readiness can help you provide the type of support that is helpful for the stage he or she is in.

Holiday Tips: When Family Comes Together

Holiday Tips: When Family Comes Together

When family comes together at your household, does it feel more like an experiment than a gathering of love, laughter and respect? We have entered the season when families will gather at their own expanded dining room tables with hopes…