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 many different ways throughout the years. In recent years, Hillside became focused on providing evidence-based mental health treatment for young people, ages 6-24, and their families. Through various levels of care – including residential treatment, day program, and intensive outpatient programs- our treatment team has the expertise in helping children, adolescents and their families to stabilize and thrive.

In 2018, suicide was the second-leading cause of death among 10 to 24 year-olds. During the pandemic, our team noticed that young people are struggling even more with their mental health due to increased loneliness, depression, and anxiety. We recognize that young individuals and parents worldwide need more information and support to help them through these tough times.

Through various media interviews and podcasts, our Hillside professionals are making it their mission to increase awareness and facilitate the mental health conversation.

Hillside Podcast Features and Interviews

Recognized as clinical experts in mental health treatment with young people and their families, many of Hillside’s clinicians participated in radio and television interviews to offer our expertise on the subject.

The Hillside Foundation also produces podcasts, Reframe Children’s Mental Health, to discuss topics under the umbrella of mental health. These engagements allow us to inform more people of the struggles their children may be going through while sharing helpful resources and information.

We have taken part in interviews with local stations, including WTOC-11 and WBS-TV, and national media outlets such as CNN. Our team has also appeared on podcasts and radio shows, including The Weekly Checkup — a well-known Atlanta health show. The topics discussed on these platforms have ranged from children’s struggles in adjusting to virtual learning to the effects of the pandemic and increasing suicide rates in young women.

Check out some of our interviews below.

Hillside’s Podcast

With the help of our Hillside Atlanta Foundation, we have created our own podcast titled “Reframe Children’s Mental Health” to further our mission. We started this podcast to allow our clinicians and clients to share stories from treatment, reduce the stigma of mental health struggles, and inspire hope for families.

This podcast explores various topics related to mental health in children and youth today. Discussions range from individual journeys, the struggles and successes during treatment, helpful tips and everything in between.

As a parent, it’s essential to be equipped with the knowledge you need to help your child. New episodes of this Hillside podcast are released sporadically. You can find this podcast on various platforms, including SpotifyApple Podcasts and Soundcloud.

Check out Hillside’s Podcast and Media Features Today

The reasons people experience challenges with their mental health are not always clear. However, there is always a reason to get help. We aim to shed light on this topic that isn’t talked about enough through interviews and podcasts.

We are hoping to destigmatize the struggles that so many go through and encourage individuals to ask for help when they need it.

To learn more about how Hillside can help you, visit our website or contact us online.

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  • Hillside Clinical Education & Referral Relations Manager - Gaan has been working with children, adolescents, and families for over 10 years in various settings. In her current role, she provides education and training for mental health professionals, parents, and the community. She lives in Atlanta with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, climbing, and cooking. She is a donut aficionado and a national park enthusiast!

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