Hillside Blog - Mental Health

The Sanctuary Model

By Kimberly Young, DNP-ENL, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC / February 26, 2024

Hillside is thrilled to announce our commitment to transforming our culture and organizational structure by adopting the Sanctuary Model. This trauma-informed approach will foster a…

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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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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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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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Let’s Do “New Year, New Me” Mindfully

By Julianna Thompson LAPC, Hillside Therapist / January 5, 2024

According to History, the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions dates back to the ancient Babylonians and their tradition of promising their pagan gods to pay…

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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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The Stigma of Mental Health & How to Reframe It: A DBT Perspective

By Lara Muster, Clinical Intern / September 13, 2023

We have made significant strides from the ancient times of mental illness deemed a cause for incarceration and the mid 1700s asylum era of overcrowded,…

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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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Myths About Suicide

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / July 7, 2023

With the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide, many myths have developed that often prevent people from seeking the treatment or help they need. Debunking…

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