Mental health, depression, postpartum depression, cause, treatment, treatments, types, bipolar, major depression, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder, SADWe’ve all seen the commercials on television; several vignettes showing individuals looking sad, tired, and unresponsive to mates, children or pets with a voiceover asking if you are not yourself or feeling listless and unhappy. “Maybe you are depressed,” the ad suggests.

We all feel sad sometimes and even go through periods of grief and have feelings of failure and disappointment. But that is not depression. Depression, even in its mildest form, is more than an occasional period of sadness.

We’ve gathered the following information and resources to help you learn more about depression and find the support and care that you or a loved one needs.

Articles from Depression: Insights Magazine

What is Depression?

Causes of Depression

Symptoms of Depression

Types of Depression

Treatments for Depression

Men and Depression

Depression in Older Adults

When Children are Depressed

Depression Bipolar Diagnosis

Can Religion Help Curb the Incidence of Depression

Postpartum Depression

Depression in the Workplace

Depression and Suicide

INSIGHTS Magazine: Depression (PDF)



Blogs on Depression by Pine Rest Clinicians

Electroconvulsive therapy can be a lifeline in treating major depression, Donna Ecklesdafer, MSN, RN

Men and Depression: the Silent Crisis, Jean Holthaus, LISW

Pine Rest research adds to the body of scientific knowledge, Eric Achtyes, MD

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)


Videos on Depression*

Medications for Depression, Dr. Kevin Furmaga, PharmD, BCPP

Depression Signs and Treatments, Tom Karel, MA, CAAC

Teens and Depression, Carol Rich, LMSW

Holiday Depression, Dr. Jared Skillings

Depression and Children, Shelly Marinus

Depression Playlist on YouTube

Pine Rest Services for Depression  

Counseling/Outpatient Services

Partial Hospitalization

Mother and Baby Program for Postpartum Depression, a Partial Hospitalization Program

Inpatient Services

Postpartum Adjustment Group, Grand Haven, Michigan


Additional Resources for Depression*


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