Community Partners Newsletter

Community Partners eNewsletter

Pine Rest offers a complimentary email newsletter for medical  and mental health professionals as well as other community partners discussing trends and advances in psychiatry and psychology at Pine Rest, mental health screenings, professional education opportunities, resources for clients, Pine Rest news and more.

Past Issues

January 14, 2021

  • New COVID-19 Psychiatric Unit Open
  • Coping With Cabin Fever
  • Upcoming Professional Education Opportunities
  • New Year’s Message From Pine Rest

December 16, 2020

  • Urgent Care Holiday Hours
  • Interview: Elizza LeJeune, LMSW
  • Self-Care for Caregivers
  • Upcoming Professional Education Opportunities

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November 19, 2020

  • Self-Care Tips from Pine Rest Therapists
  • New Clinic in St. Joseph
  • Resources for Caregivers
  • Video: A Conversation About Depression
  • Register for Virtual Grand Rounds

September 15, 2020

  • Mother and Baby Program Now Open
  • Resources for Suicide Prevention & Survivors

August 27, 2020

  • Immediate openings for Telehealth
  • In-person testing at Psychological Consultation Center
  • Detox remains open
  • Virtual and in-person Psychiatric Urgent Care
  • Fall 2020 line-up for Virtual Pearls Lecture Series

July 16, 2020

  • Progress in Addressing COVID Impacts on Behavioral Health
  • Child & Adolescent Inpatient Testing
  • The Effects of Isolation on Mental Health

July 14, 2020

  • Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program Reopening on Tuesday, July 21
  • The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: An Interview

June 18, 2020

  • A Message from Bob Nykamp, COO
  • Physician Resilience-Building Groups
  • Dedicated COVID-19 Inpatient Unit

May 27, 2020

  • Virtual Same-Day Psychiatric Assessments Now Available

April 30, 2020

  • New Pine Rest Report: Preparing Michigan for the Behavioral Health Impact of COVID-19
  • Telehealth Services For Healthcare and Behavioral Health Organizations
  • When Sleep and Memory Problems Co-occur: Which Came First?

April 13, 2020

  • Adult Partial Hospitalization Program Now Open Utilizing Telehealth
  • Helping Children With ADHD Navigate Changes Due To COVID-19
  • Verbal De-escalation: Responding To Anger From Those Impacted By High Stress

April 9, 2020

  • Message from President & CEO Mark Eastburg
  • Inpatient & Psychiatric Urgent Care Update
  • Barriers to Teletherapy Being Removed
  • “Don’t Go Out – Reach Out” Campaign
  • Resources For Distressing Times
  • Mask Donations Needed

March 25, 2020: COVID-19 Update

  • Telehealth Services Quickly Expanded To Meet Need
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs Update

March 24, 2020: COVID-19 Update

  • Video Message from Bob Nykamp, VP & COO
  • Resources for Distressing Times
  • Seeking Mask Donations

March 17, 2020: COVID-19 Update

  • Outpatient Services Now Available Via Telehealth
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs Update

March 14, 2020: COVID-19 Update

  • Organizational Preparedness
  • Service Line Updates

February 2020

  • The Heart Head Connection: Treating Depression Can Increase Adherence to Treatment Plan
  • Co-occurring Mental Illness and Eating Disorders

January 2020

  • When Teens Need More Than Outpatient Therapy
  • Hospital Contact Center Update
  • How Depression May Present at School
  • Spring 2020 Pearls Lectures Announced

December 2019

  • Coping with the Holidays: Tips & Insights from Pine Rest Clinicians
  • Severe Pregnancy-Related Depression May Be Rooted In Inflammation
  • Mother and Baby Program Turns Seven

November 2019

  • Pine Rest & Spectrum Health: Teaming up to provide more access to therapy across Michigan
  • The Benefits of Group Therapy
  • Expanded Hours at Outpatient Scheduling
  • Literature Highlight: Understanding Caregivers

October 2019

  • Psychiatric Urgent Care Center: 6 Month Progress Report
  • Psychiatric Urgent Care Center Sheet Updated
  • Support Groups for Families & Friends

September 2019: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

  • Can suicide risk be detected in the blood?
  • Resources for Suicide Prevention & Survivors
  • Helping Healthcare Professionals Seek Help

Fall 2019: Pearls for Primary Care Series

  • Marijuana & Mental Health Implications
  • Prescribing Psychotropic Medications to Children & Adolescents
  • Sleep & Mental Health

August 2019: Back to School

  • When Children Avoid School
  • When Should Play Therapy Be Considered?
  • Beyond Concussions: Traumatic Brain Injury

July 2019

  • TMS Therapy for Depression
  • Expanded Substance Use Treatment at Kalamazoo Clinic
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow Chooses Pine Rest as Her Home
  • Wayfinding Changes at Pine Rest Campus

June 2019

  • Adolescent Day Program: Summer is a great time for teens to brush up on mental health skills!
  • Behavioral Health Onsite Training for Staff
  • Screening Database Informs Treatment Improvements

May 2019

  • Mental health resources for clients
  • Older adults & anxiety
  • What moms want you to know about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD)

April 2019

  • Psychiatric Urgent Care Center update

April 2019

  • When to refer to psychiatric urgent care
  • Stress awareness resources for clients
  • Reducing readmissions to inpatient services

March 2019

  • Psychiatric Urgent Care Center announcement

March 2019

  • Overcoming barriers to treatment with teletherapy
  • Sleep awareness resources for clients
  • Learning new coping tools during an inpatient stay
  • Pine Rest is chosen as one of five organizations to participate in National Institute on Aging study

February 2019

  • First does Vivitrol option available at Pine Rest Detox
  • How therapy helps with addiction treatment
  • Identifying & referring for substance use disorders

November 2018

  • Psychiatric Urgent Care Center to open in spring
  • Identifying clients with anxiety
  • Teletherapy for patients with agoraphobia
  • Normal teen moodiness or a warning sign

September 2018

  • New Edinburgh screening recommendations for 15+
  • Mother & Baby Program update

August 2018

  • Adolescent partial hospitalization program
  • Pine Rest partners with Epic

March 2018

  • Assessing young children for autism spectrum disorder
  • Understanding the borderline personality disorder link to stress and increased illness