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.

  • Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

    Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

    The typical teen is described as moody, tired, irritable, withdrawn and angry. Research shows 11% of teens have a diagnosable depressive disorder and only one in five gets help. So, how can parents tell when their teen is experiencing normal…

  • Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness

    Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness
    Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or arthritis can come as a blow. It's normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. However, you can learn to manage these feelings...
  • Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Mental Health

    Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Mental Health
    Men’s Health Month is celebrated every June to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys and men. Often overlooked is men’s mental and emotional health, an area that can take...

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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"