Depression Mood Disorders Blog

Depression & Mood Disorders Blog

The articles in this blog are for individuals who are either seeking treatment for depression, already receiving services and those in recovery from depression as well as their family members. Written by members of the Pine Rest staff and individuals in recovery, topics will include everything from warning signs of a depressive episode to tools for day to day living.

  • Your Checklist for Preventing the Winter Blahs

    Your Checklist for Preventing the Winter Blahs

    Just because the weather is colder and you’re going to be indoors more doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with family and friends this winter! Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, shares tips on lessening the negative mental health impacts of winter.

  • Recognizing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

    Recognizing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder is a treatable serious mental illness. It can affect a person’s thoughts, feelings, mood and overall functioning. Formerly known as manic-depression, bipolar disorder is marked by dramatic shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. People with this disorder…

  • Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

    Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

    Everyone experiences sadness at times. But depression is something more. Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days. It interferes with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable….


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“How do we HALT self-destructive behaviors? One way is to routinely monitor and take care of four aspects of our lives – Hunger/Hurt, Angry, Lonely, Tired – which can be remembered using the acronym H.A.L.T.”

– Jean Holthaus, LISW, “Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors

Woman holding up a sign reading "HALT"