Hillside Blog - Anxiety

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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Perfection: How to deal with the pressure to be perfect, avoid setting impossible standards

By Roy Chancey, LCSW, ACCFC / April 17, 2024

Perfectionism is a trap that we unwittingly set for ourselves. So, when does perfectionism become maladaptive? Ascribing to themes associated with inferiority, unworthiness, failure, and…

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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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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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Perfection: How to deal with the pressure to be perfect

By Roy Chancey, LCSW, ACCFC / August 11, 2023

Perfectionism is a trap that we unwittingly set for ourselves. So, when does perfectionism become maladaptive?  Ascribing to themes associated with inferiority, unworthiness, failure and…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Changing the Mental Health Landscape in Georgia

By Lara Muster, Clinical Intern / April 25, 2023

“If I had learned about my mental health earlier on—been taught about my condition in school the way I was taught about other subjects —…

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A woman looks at her daughter with concern, and the girl turns away from her with her arms folded. The girl looks anxious.

Best Ways to Deal With Anxiety

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / December 7, 2021

Anxiety is a natural human reaction that involves the mind and the body. Anxiety can happen at any time and for any reason. Growing up…

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A boy is yelling, as if he is acting out because he is angry and frustrated.

Top Reasons Children Act Out

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / July 8, 2020

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…

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A boy looks down, depressed, with his head resting in his hands. A woman is comforting him and has her hand on his head.

The Importance of SEL in Therapy

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / April 2, 2020

Our highly stressful world requires children and adolescents to cope with a wide array of negative emotions, and not everyone has the tools to do…

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