How to Talk About Mental Health

Talking about your feelings can be scary, especially for children and adolescents. Experiencing mental health challenges can be isolating, and many times the fear of stigma or judgement outweighs speaking honestly and openly. Adolescents can find it difficult to...

Coping for Back to School

Going back to school this year feels daunting. With so many rapidly changing factors, one thing seems to stay constant- the stress. During this crisis, many of us are feeling continually overwhelmed which can be detrimental to our physical and mental health. It is a...

Mindfulness and Shifting Mindset

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 what could happen. This can lead our brain to perceive situations as threats making it difficult to regulate our emotions. Being mindful can...
Does Winter Make You Depressed?

Does Winter Make You Depressed?

As the days get shorter, darker and colder, many of us experience a shift in mood that you might hear called “the winter blues.” You can start to feel like you’ve lost your energy and have a hard time getting excited about things, or you may feel...

Your Guide to Gratitude this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, we want to share some of the ways that Hillside helps young people to use gratitude to make their own lives and the lives of others more fulfilling and healthy. There is plenty of research out there today to support the premise that...
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