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.

  • Depression at College: Tips for Parents, Friends and Roommates

    Depression at College: Tips for Parents, Friends and Roommates

    College can be an exciting time, however it does come with significant and abrupt changes to daily life and routine. Some students settle in just fine after an initial adjustment period, while others may struggle with acclimating to their new…

  • 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….

  • Could My Teen Have Depression?

    Could My Teen Have Depression?

    A certain amount of moodiness and acting out is normal for teens, so I’m often asked how to know if a teen is struggling with depression. We usually think of sadness as the main symptom, but depressed teens may act…


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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"