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.

  • E is for Empathy: How Parents Teach Empathy

    At the holidays, many of us take stock of the blessings in our lives and look for ways to give to those who have less than we do. It is also a time when children are frequently heard saying, “I…

  • More “Me Time” Helps Keep Your Mom Battery Charged

    By Melissa Vander Laan, CTRS   “Me Time? What!? Are you kidding? Who has time for that with a three year old needing me every other second and a newborn who is interested in nursing most of the day?”  …

  • Reconnecting in the Storm: Tips for Celebrating this Thanksgiving

    According to an ABC News survey, 45% of Americans expect a side of political conversation with their turkey this Thanksgiving; 52% said the idea was somewhat or very stressful. Whether Democrat or Republican, during our last election cycle you have…


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  • Fri Dec 9th 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...
  • Fri Dec 9th 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    Skills Building 101 (Pella Clinic)

    Pella Clinic, Pella IA

    Designed for adults engaged in therapy and working to learn healthy coping strategies. This group will provide additional support to learn coping skills and to better manage life's challenges.
  • Sun Dec 11th 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.

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