Mental and Behavioral Health Resources

Mental health conditions are more common than you might think. Did you know that every year 1 in five 5 adults in the United States experiences a mental health condition, and 1 in 25 adults lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Children are not immune. Half of all mental conditions begin by age 14, and 75% by age 24.

The good news is… these conditions are treatable disorders of the brain. Even individuals with serious mental illness have a real chance at reclaiming full, productive lives if they have access to the proper treatment, services and programs.

Pine Rest believes education is key in helping to break down the barriers of stigma preventing so many from seeking help for their mental and behavioral health conditions. We have many education resources available here and continue to create more, including a growing list of publications, social media, an ongoing blog and a video library on behavioral health topics.

In addition, we’ve provided links to many mental health resources along with access to an online mental health condition library via MedlinePlus.

Choose the topic you are interested in from the Resources menu to learn more.

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    The typical teen is described as moody, tired, irritable, withdrawn and angry.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

  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious condition which causes difficulties in effectively regulating emotions. People with BPD experience the world in extremes, leading to wide fluctuations in their behavior, thoughts, emotions, relationships and sense of self and often creating...
  • 9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies

    By Bob VandePol, MSW Supporting someone after a loved one dies provides a daunting challenge. Those you reach out to will never forget your response. Neither will you. The following suggestions have proven helpful: 1. Listening is the most effective communication tool....

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  • Mon Oct 24th 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    Leep Art Gallery Presents: "Michigan Impressions" by Kathleen Kalinowski

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Kalinowski is known for her representational landscape paintings with impressionistic color and brushwork. Much of her work consists of plein air painting, directly from nature, a prelude to her larger studio paintings. She has been working as a professional fine artist for more than 25 years using oil and pastel as her mediums.
  • Mon Oct 24th 2016 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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    LGBT Friends and Family Support Group

    Pine Rest Northeast Clinic, Grand Rapids MI

    If you have a loved one that identifies as LGBT, you may have questions about how you can best support and understand their needs and experiences. This eight-week support group is meant to be a place for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, friends, partners and spouses to join together to learn about and process their experiences as allies to their LGBT loved ones. All are welcome to attend, so long as you are 18 or older.
  • Mon Oct 24th 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Adult Healthy Living Group (Campus Clinic)

    Pine Rest Campus Clinic, Grand Rapids MI

    Held weekly on Wednesdays, the Healthy Living Group is a program offered through Pine Rest designed to meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or mood regulation problems.

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