We all feel sad sometimes and even go through periods of grief or having feelings of failure and disappointment. But that is not depression. Depression, even in its mildest form, is more than an occasional period of sadness.

We’ve all seen the commercials on televisions; several vignettes showing individuals looking sad, tired and unresponsive to mates, children or pets, with a voiceover asking if you are not feeling yourself or are feeling listless and unhappy. “Maybe you are depressed,” the ad suggests.

We’ve gathered the following information and resources to help you learn more about depression and find the support and care that you or a loved one needs.


  • 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….

  • 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    The typical teen is described as moody, tired, irritable, withdrawn and angry.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…

  • The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children,…

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Pine Rest Services for Depression

Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs. For immediate help, call our Contact Center at 800.678.5500.

Mother and Baby Program for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, a Partial Hospitalization Program

Outpatient Services. Our outpatient network provides counseling and therapy for depression as well as specialty services. For more information or to schedule a new outpatient appointment, call 866.852.4001.