Hillside Blog - Advice for Parents

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What to Do When Your Child Is Suicidal: A Complete Guide

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / July 12, 2024

Many adolescents grapple with suicidal thoughts, and parenting a suicidal child can be overwhelming. Fear and uncertainty are natural responses when confronted with this harsh…

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Mindfulness – Practicing Mindfulness as School Ends, A DBT Perspective 

By Vanessa Hernandez / May 14, 2024

It’s natural to look forward to summer and the end of the school year with excitement and plans for what to do during that time. However,…

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Bringing Awareness To & Regulating Stress

By Justus Bowland Gleason / February 16, 2024

Stress is one of the great mysteries of the universe. With it, our days seem to last forever, and there is always something else to…

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Inside the Children’s Mental Health Crisis: Understanding Trigger Factors & What You Can Do

By Kimberly Young, DNP-ENL, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC / January 30, 2024

Children’s mental health has become an increasingly critical concern for parents and caregivers. Between social media, online content, and video games, a new era has…

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Questions to Ask When Looking for a PHP/IOP Program for Your Teen

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / January 30, 2024

Your child’s mental health is extremely important. Do not be shy about asking questions about any treatment program you are considering for your teen. Any…

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Top Reasons Teens Don't Receive Treatment

Top Reasons Teens Don’t Receive Treatment

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / January 29, 2024

Teenagers face many challenges, and one of the most significant obstacles is managing their mental health, including seeking help for conditions like anxiety and depression.…

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Parenting in the Tech World

By RJ Manradgh, LPC, NCC, CPCS / January 22, 2024

Parenting in the tech world is hard. Figuring out how to balance encouraging a healthy relationship with technology and safeguarding your child’s mental well-being has…

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Nurturing Relationships on Valentine’s Day: A DBT Perspective

By Lara Muster, Clinical Intern / January 5, 2024

Valentine’s Day extends beyond adults and romantic connections; it offers children and adolescents a meaningful opportunity to explore and strengthen their relationships and connections. Integrating…

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Radical Acceptance over the Holidays

By Eamonn Walsh, LCSW / November 16, 2023

“Pain in life is inevitable; suffering is optional.” Things often differ from how we think they should be or how we want them to be.…

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Journaling for Gratitude

By Dr. Jasmine Easley, Hillside Therapist / October 24, 2023

Take a moment to think about the last time you reflected on something positive. Has it been a while? For many people, it can feel…

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