We have been many places in Georgia and elsewhere. There was no comparison to Hillside. It took me about 2 years from the time that I learned of Hillside until actually got my child there. Most of us don’t know how to get this kind of help for our children. We were at Hillside for the better part of 3 years. I didn’t see a lot of turnover. High turnover rates are a sure sign that something is wrong. All there became like my family. They always made me feel welcome and that they were there to support Me and my child. There were many times that I would have thrown my child out, if I were in their shoes. But they didn’t. They kept fighting and kept supporting us. I will never forget them. I keep playing the lottery just so I can give generously to Hillside. So far, it hasn’t worked out. I would like to see them have facilities other places in the state so that other kids and parents would have the same opportunities that we had and still be close to home. We were so lucky. I saw things at other places that were just unacceptable. No child deserves to be in one of those places. All of the time that I spent at Hillside, I never saw one thing that raised a red flag. Not one! I love the staff from top to bottom. They are just as important and just as great. I plan to still visit when I can and hope to always keep a relationship with Hillside (I also promise to keep playing Lotto). As I stated above, my child probably would not have had such an episode if he were taking his meds correctly. He stopped going to school when he turned 18 in October. Since then, he is at home by himself during the week. This leaves him on his own to take his meds. This has certainly not been an ideal situation as he shouldn’t be at home alone. Now that he is 18, there are not a whole lot of options. But again, Hillside is still hanging in there with us, trying to find a better solution. God Bless Hillside!
We appreciate everything that Hillside did for us. I think that the support and education that we the parents received was as valuable as the treatment that our child received. We learned so much from you all that we had never been exposed to. While we wish that we had been better equipped years ago, we are definitely using the tools that we learned at Hillside every day!
I love and miss the staff at Hillside. They are the best. We have been many places and this is by far the best. Thank you for all that you do every day.
I find that the patients that I work with that have been to Hillside in the past retain the skill sets they have learned there and I have even had some help me with a group, particularly if I am discussing a DBT concept.