Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

As the summer season winds down, stores begin to fill with back-to-school sales. The days ahead will be coupled with excited children ready to pick out their attire and supplies for the coming school year. Many children will also wrestle…

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College
As your child prepares to head off to college, you may both be experiencing a range of conflicting emotions. Excitement. Elation. Trepidation. Sadness. Life is full of confusing transitions like this, isn’t it? However, “Confusing” does not have to mean...

Pine Rest Pella Clinic Expands Its Psychiatric Services

Pine Rest Pella Clinic Expands Its Psychiatric Services

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services expands its psychiatric services to the community. Having a new psychiatrist and physician assistant on staff will increase the Pine Rest Pella Clinic’s ability to respond to the growing mental health crisis. Monte Bernhagen,…

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

When tragedy occurs, our sense of well-being feels violated. Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, offers tips on how to care for ourselves in the wake of trauma.

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Suicide touches all of us. After cancer and heart disease, suicide accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death. However, unlike cancer and heart disease, most of us feel very uncomfortable talking to someone about whether they are having thoughts about harming themselves. In this article, Jean Holthaus provides talking tips to start the conversation.

Caring For Yourself When There’s Tragic News

Caring For Yourself When There’s Tragic News

Disturbing and traumatic news of terrorism, violence and natural disasters can lead to PSTD-like symptoms. Learn how to recognize the signs and care for yourself.

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)
Millennials are reporting increasing rates of depression, anxiety and stress. Depression diagnoses alone are up 31% for millennials since 2014 with depression now affecting 5.5% of millennials in West Michigan.1 Why is the rate rising is not completely clear, however...

Talking to Kids About Discrimination

Talking to Kids About Discrimination
Discussing discrimination can be hard enough for adults. Talking to kids about discrimination can be especially daunting. People can be discriminated against for any number of reasons, including age, gender, weight, religion, income level, disability, sexual orientation and race or...

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health
Many of us like to save our vacation days. We enjoy the feeling of always having a large “bank” of vacation days available to us. We use our days sparingly so we know they’re always there if we need them....

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually. Individuals and communities cannot be fully understood without taking into account the full context and culture, including but not limited to: age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, and...