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Silver Hill began this blog to share our expertise and begin a dialogue with the public about mental illness. It is our hope that this will help to demystify and destigmatize a disease that has been shrouded in misperceptions, confusion and often incorrect information. We cover a range of topics, from suicide to addiction to gardening, and the importance of nutrition in caring for the brain. 

 

We hope you will submit questions and comments so we can further explain an illness that affects one in four Americans. If there are any other topics you would like covered, please send them along too.

 

We hope you will find this helpful, and look forward to hearing from you.

 

  
Alcoholics Anonymous Celebrates 80 Years
On June 10, 2015, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) celebrated its 80th anniversary. Founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio by New York stockbroker, Bill W and Akron Surgeon, Dr. Bob S, both of whom were alcoholics, AA has helped countless people maintain sobriety over the past 80 years. AA groups and members quickly popped up all around the world.
Posted: 6/29/2015 8:04:15 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
Prescription Drug Safety
When you think about safety, you probably think about wearing seatbelts in cars, not drinking and driving or keeping a fence around your pool, but one of the biggest dangers is hiding in medicine cabinets across the country – prescription opioid painkillers.
Posted: 6/15/2015 8:06:36 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
Keep Teens Safe During Prom and Graduation Season Talk to Them About Binge Drinking
Prom and graduation season is a time for celebration but also a time when underage drinking develops into binge drinking by some teenagers. 
Posted: 6/3/2015 8:33:57 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
Understanding Depression: More Than a Bad Day
Everyone feels sad once in a while, but depression is more than normal sadness and doesn’t go away in a few days. It is a serious, yet treatable, illness that affects an estimated 16 million Americans. Depression interferes with a person’s ability to function and get through their daily routine. If left untreated, it can lead to extreme hopelessness and suicidal thoughts or actions. Depression is not caused by one single factor. While genetics can play a role in the cause of depression, it can happen spontaneously or be triggered by a life crisis, serious physical illness, childbirth or other major life events. 
Posted: 5/21/2015 9:18:30 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
5 Tips for Speaking to Children and Teens about Mental Illness

Mental illness is not uncommon. One in four people will struggle with a diagnosable mental illness every year. That means that it will most likely affect you, someone you know and love, or even your kids. But unlike other illnesses, there is still a stigma attached to mental illness and behavioral problems. When it comes to kids, many will begin to develop a stereotypical image of mental illness as they get older based on what they see in the media or hear from friends, which is why education is important. So the question arises - when and how can we talk to our kids about mental illness in a way that will be educational and reassuring? 

Posted: 4/27/2015 9:11:36 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

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