Hillside Blog - Mental Health

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

By Lara Muster / 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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How to File a Mental Health Parity Claim

How to File a Mental Health Parity Claim

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / April 6, 2022

One in six children have mental, behavioral or developmental disorders. Without the proper treatment, the symptoms of various mental health conditions can have severe implications…

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How to Manage Social Media for Better Wellbeing

By Taylor Whelchel, LPC / February 13, 2022

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…

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How to Practice Gratitude

By Katie Alioto, LCSW, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician ™ / October 21, 2021

The month of November is a time when many of us choose to reflect on the things in our lives that we are grateful for.…

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What Does Self-Care Really Mean?

By Kendra Phoumivong, LCSW / June 18, 2021

Self-care has become a hot topic in recent years and rightfully so! Taking the time to care for ourselves is so crucial to not only…

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Debunking Myths About Mental Health

By Christina Fiddes, LCSW, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician ™ / May 5, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a month to provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness.…

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Building Resilience

By René, LCSW / February 19, 2021

For my entire twenty-seven-year career of working as a clinical social worker, I have been trying to figure out what resilience is and how to…

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How to Manage Holiday Stress

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / November 17, 2020

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…

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Mindfulness and Shifting Mindset

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / March 16, 2020

We can often fall into the trap of living in the past or the future. We dwell upon why something happened to us whilst fearing…

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Building Mastery Tips With Hillside Therapist, Laura Tapscott

By Laura Tapscott, LCSW / January 7, 2020

January. The time of year when some of us will make resolutions or set goals for the new year. It might be that you’re thinking…

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