Hillside Blog - Mental Health

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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LGBTQ Suicide Rates — Why LGBTQ Communities Are at Higher Risk

LGBTQ Suicide Rates — Why LGBTQ Communities Are at Higher Risk

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / June 30, 2023

Members of the LGBTQ community are at a higher risk of suicide than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Studies show LGBTQ individuals are up to three…

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How to Support Someone who is Struggling

By RJ Manradgh, LPC, NCC, CPCS / June 19, 2023

Supporting someone who is struggling is no easy task. Both being mindful of what they need and how to best communicate with them are critical…

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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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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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