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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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The New Mental Health Parity Act

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / August 31, 2022

Many advocates, agencies, families and caregivers are celebrating a roller coaster 2022 General Assembly with the passage of HB 1013, otherwise known as the Mental…

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Finding Clarity Through Compassion: Mental Health in the Music Charts

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / August 31, 2022

American singer-songwriter Em Beihold’s song “Numb Little Bug” went viral on TikTok in early 2022. In her lyrics, Beihold asks the listener: “Do you ever…

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Finding Clarity Through Compassion: Issue 2. Trauma and the Algorithm

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / July 20, 2022

Trauma- books about it dominate bestseller’s list, movies exploit it and prosper at the box office, new social media trends about it pop up everyday:…

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How to Set Goals and Redefine Success

By Jennifer Moody, LMSW / July 18, 2022

If you are like most, odds are you have felt stuck in one area or another in your life. Knowing what direction to go in…

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How to Support Someone Who is Struggling

By Dionne Patterson- Smith, LPC, CPCS / June 16, 2022

It seems that over the past few years, especially with the pandemic and recent current events, that there are more people struggling emotionally. With more…

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Finding Clarity Through Compassion Issue I. What Euphoria Can Teach Us About Compassion?

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / June 2, 2022

The hit HBO series Euphoria is a boundary-pushing show. Depicting the “real” lives of teenagers, it is a contemporary version of Degrassi and Skins. Some,…

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Hillside’s in the Media – Podcast Features & Interviews

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / April 7, 2022

We at Hillside have dedicated ourselves to improving the lives of children and families since 1888. We have supported young people and their families in…

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How to Build a Network of Support

By Amy René, LCSW / April 6, 2022

How to Build a Network of Support By Amy René, LCSW  “The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely they will be to…

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Precautions

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / February 28, 2022

Mental Health Facility Precautions and Actions During COVID As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, Hillside is committed to prioritizing safety for our clients, their families, and…

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