How to Talk About Mental Health

Talking about your feelings can be scary, especially for children and adolescents. Experiencing mental health challenges can be isolating, and many times the fear of stigma or judgement outweighs speaking honestly and openly. Adolescents can find it difficult to...

How to Cope When Feeling Overwhelmed

School, practice, work, family obligations, and time for friends. This is the typical schedule of a lot of youth, young adults, and even adults. In the midst of COVID-19 it would appear that some of these responsibilities would have lessened and yet for many they have...
DBT vs CBT: What’s the Difference?

DBT vs CBT: What’s the Difference?

Worldwide, 10%-20% of all children and adolescents suffer from a type of mental health disorder. The widespread issue of mental illness has led to a rise in popularity for many different talk therapy approaches, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and...

COVID-19 Coronavirus Precautions

Mental Health Facility Precautions & Actions During COVID Hillside is taking immediate actions to protect our clients and staff. Using the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Coronavirus Task Force,...

How to Manage Holiday Stress

We can often feel pressure to make the holiday season perfect. Finding the perfect gift, throwing the perfect party, making the perfect meal. All of this can leave us feeling stressed and anxious. So, with the holidays approaching, how do we make sure that we enjoy...
Talking to Your Kids About Feelings

Talking to Your Kids About Feelings

Many families have experienced some sort of disruption these past few months. Having conversations about social isolation, ways to stay safe in public spaces, or global and national news can bring up feelings like confusion, stress, or uncertainty. In preparation for...
How to Talk to Kids About Racism

How to Talk to Kids About Racism

Racism is not hard-wired in humans — it’s something that’s learned. Parents and teachers need to talk to their children and teens about racism to prevent the damage and trauma it causes. Although addressing racism with kids may seem like a challenge, it...

Coping for Back to School

Going back to school this year feels daunting. With so many rapidly changing factors, one thing seems to stay constant- the stress. During this crisis, many of us are feeling continually overwhelmed which can be detrimental to our physical and mental health. It is a...
Top Reasons Children Act Out

Top Reasons Children Act Out

Kids have rough days. Children can display less-than-perfect behaviors for a variety of reasons. Maybe they’re tired, disappointed, or frustrated. Perhaps they’ve eaten too much sugar or are exhausted from a particularly grueling day at school. But what if...
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