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.

  • Tips To Keep Your Tank Full – Emotionally, Physically and Mentally

    Tips To Keep Your Tank Full – Emotionally, Physically and Mentally

    Tips from Jean Holthaus, LISW, to help you have the physical, emotional, and mental energy needed for this unexpected COVID-19 journey.

  • How Psychologists Can Help with Managing Heart Disease

    How Psychologists Can Help with Managing Heart Disease

    According to the American Heart Association 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression. Symptoms of depression like fatigue and feelings of worthlessness can cause people to ignore their treatment and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as overeating or refusing to take medications. Studies show treating depression makes it easier for people with heart disease to follow long-term treatment plans and make appropriate changes to their lifestyle.

  • Mind/Body Health: How Heart Health is Connected to Mental Health

    Mind/Body Health: How Heart Health is Connected to Mental Health

    You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities — a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking. While these habits do heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems,…


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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"