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Your Path To Mental Health Begins Here

Silver Hill is a nationally recognized, non-profit hospital for the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders, a unique and extraordinary place that people have relied on since 1931 to help them find the path back to mental health and wellness.

Adolescent and adult patients have the advantage of our unusually broad and comprehensive range of programs because Silver Hill is a psychiatric hospital providing both inpatient and extended on-site residential treatment programs within its extraordinary campus.

Here the combination of an expert clinical staff totally focused on the patient’s recovery and an environment conducive to healing make Silver Hill a hospital that doesn’t “feel” like a hospital, but rather like a comfortable place in the Connecticut countryside.

Watch this short video to hear Dr. Sigurd Ackerman, President and Medical Director, describe what makes Silver Hill special.

Trusted by Doctors, Their Patients and Families

Whether for inpatient or longer-term on-campus treatment or intensive outpatient services, families trust Silver Hill. Doctors have confidently referred their adult and adolescent patients here for eight decades.  We try to earn that trust every day.

"I'm using the tools I was given every day to keep my chronic pain in perspective. It has allowed me to resume my life and to really live again. I'm back being the person I used to be and am meant to be - happy, busy, active, social, adventurous, a mom, a wife; a person who loves life and appreciates everything I have and almost lost. More importantly, I have my smile back." - Lauren

Treatment Works

At Silver Hill, we know treatment works because we have collected the data to prove it. Patients in our residential addiction, co-occurring disorders and chronic pain programs participate in a follow-up program for 12 months after discharge. View the treatment outcomes for our Chronic Pain and Recovery Center program. View the treatment outcomes for our Addiction and Co-Occurring residential programs.

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News and Events
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month. The goal is to promote and reinforce the message that behavior health is  essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Every forty seconds, someone in the world takes their own life. Approximately 105 Americans die by suicide every day. Suicide is a topic nobody wants to talk about; it seems scary and sad. Although it isn’t a pleasant subject, it’s important to know the warning signs. As we observe National Suicide Prevention Week, we encourage you to educate yourself so you are prepared to help a person in need.