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.

  • How Institutional Racism and Racial Microaggressions Affect Minority Mental Health

    In honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, I’d like to address an important issue impacting our society – institutional racism and racial microaggressions. It is no secret that our country has a significant history of racism. Some argue that...
  • Supporting Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

    As more and more children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is important as a parent to learn more about the disorder and those who experience ASD. Current estimates from the Center for Disease Control are that 1...
  • Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming

    The majority of people who self-harm carry great shame regarding their method for managing emotions. Therefore, there are not clear statistics on the prevalence self-harm. However, estimates range from 13-24% of the population. Self-harm typically begins in adolescence and the...

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  • Wed Jul 6th 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    Leep Art Gallery Presents "Creation, Cross, People and Places: Scenes in Oil and Oil Pastel"

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    The exhibit will be on display from July 6 until October 4, 2016. There is an opening reception July 7, 6 – 8 p.m. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 616.222.4530.
  • Thu Jul 28th 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    Postpartum Adjustment Group (Grand Haven)

    North Ottawa Community Hospital, Grand Haven MI

    If you are struggling with lack of sleep, feeding issues, feeling overwhelmed, loss of appetite, feeling isolated or alone, increased anxiety and/or feelings of guilt or sadness, please attend this group. There is no charge.
  • Fri Jul 29th 2016 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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    Reclaim Your Life: How To Manage Chronic Pain

    Pine Rest Des Moines Clinic, Urbandale IA

    Cost: $56 per week. Insurance accepted. Facilitator: Barb Graham, LISW Chronic pain can affect the decisions you make and the very quality of your life. It can impact your ability to function and cause you...

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