Hillside Blog

How to Build a Network of Support

By Sarah | April 6, 2022
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How to Build a Network of Support By Amy René, LCSW  “The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely they will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.” -Bruce D. Perry, M.D., PhD Everyone craves support and has a…

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Georgia Doesn’t Have Enough Mental Health Providers, but the Need Is Only Growing

By Sarah | March 24, 2022
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Kimberly Young, Dr. Adam Silberman and Dr. Karyn Korsah

Kimberly Young, Hillside assistant medical director, Dr. Adam Silberman, Hillside medical director, and Dr. Karyn Korsah, resident at Morehouse School of Medicine, on the campus of Hillside, a behavioral treatment center in Atlanta. March 24th, 2022 The Need for Mental Health Services Hillside has been working since 1888 to provide quality mental health treatment to…

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Precautions

By Sarah | February 28, 2022
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Mental Health Facility Precautions and Actions During COVID As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, Hillside is committed to prioritizing safety for our clients, their families, and our employees. Using the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Coronavirus Task Force, comprised of Hillside leaders, meets several times per…

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Using the FAST Skill this Valentine’s Day

By Sarah | February 13, 2022
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Love is in the air and the shops are full of cards and candy. Valentine’s Day can be fun, but it can also be a difficult time for people who might be struggling with personal relationships. The most important relationship we have, is with ourselves. Let’s look at how we use FAST skills with Hillside…

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How to Manage Social Media for Better Wellbeing

By Taylor | February 13, 2022
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DBT is centered around the concept of dialectics, which is the belief that two seemingly conflicting ideas can be true at the same time. Social media is a way to increase connection and community building. Social media makes me feel unworthy. Both of these statements are true for many individuals, especially adolescents. The question then…

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Managing Mental Health Issues While in School

By Sarah | February 11, 2022
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Managing Mental Health Issues While in School

Every day, people of all ages are diagnosed with a mental health condition. Specifically, millions of children and teens deal with mental health disorders including anxiety, depression and more. These issues can stem from various genetic and environmental predispositions. But no matter how adolescents come to develop mental health concerns, they must have resources to manage…

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Jayson Rodriguez Discusses Children’s Mental Health During the Pandemic on WOTC-11

By Sarah | January 25, 2022
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Jayson Rodriguez, Licensed Professional Counselor at Hillside, discusses children’s mental health during the pandemic. Jayson goes on to say that your home pre-pandemic and post-pandemic is much different and should be adjusted to fit the new normal. Teachers can’t always catch when a child is struggling with virtual learning and parents are balancing working from…

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Adolescent Suicide Risk Factors, Warning Signs, & Protective Factors

By Sarah | January 12, 2022
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Adolescent Suicide Risk Factors, Warning Signs, & Protective Factors

Adolescent suicide can be a difficult topic to face, but it is one of the most important concepts for parents and guardians to recognize to protect their loved ones. Many people live with the false idea that when teens make statements about suicidal or self-harming, they’re only doing it for attention. As a parent, you…

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Helping Teens Who Cut

By Sarah | December 21, 2021
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Helping Teens Who Cut

Parents and guardians want their children to be happy and healthy. You may try your best to give your child the world, but sometimes their emotions and feelings can become too built-up. Teenagers are still learning healthy methods to deal with their emotions, and some may result in an unhealthy and unsafe method — cutting…

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Our Routine and our Mental Health: Building a Routine in a Time of Ongoing Uncertainty

By Laura | December 20, 2021
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New year, new resolutions.  However, sometimes we plan with the best of intentions and things out of our control change those plans. Since Covid-19, we have experienced abrupt and ongoing changes to our daily routine.  Many of us went from waking up and going to the gym, commuting to work or school, and gathering with…

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