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 for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm

    Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm

    March 1 is Self Injury Awareness Day … The stigma surrounding self-harm behavior can make it very challenging to seek and find help. But there is hope for those who struggle!

  • How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

    How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health
    Cancer can affect your mental health - according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the link between physical and mental health is two-fold. Not only are patients with a serious physical illness more likely to develop depression, but...
  • 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"