Hillside Blog - Mental Health

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Building Resilience

By Amy 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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Ways to Help Reduce Your Child’s Holiday Stress

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / December 12, 2019

We can often feel pressurized to make the holiday season perfect. Finding the perfect gift, throwing the perfect party, making the perfect meal. All of…

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Your Guide to Gratitude this Thanksgiving

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / November 25, 2019

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…

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The Impact of Mental Health Misdiagnosis

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / October 18, 2019

When someone sees a medical or clinical professional for treatment, one often assumes the professional’s judgment of their condition is correct. However, the problem of…

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How Plants Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / April 5, 2019

How does it make you feel when you look out the window at a tree or hold a fragrant bouquet in your hands? Do you…

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A woman is slouched over at a table, and she is resting her head in her hand. She looks depressed and she is in deep thought.

The Link Between Physical and Mental Health

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / March 7, 2019

Staying healthy is a central goal in many people’s lives, and parents want to promote good health for their children in any way they can.…

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Signs & Symptoms of Child Abuse and How to Help

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / April 11, 2018

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since 1983, National Abuse Prevention Month has served as a reminder to communities across the nation to protect America’s children…

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