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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.

 

  
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is defined as “the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.”
Posted: 6/5/2017 7:35:49 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
You are More than a Job Title
When you meet someone new, chances are the question “what do you do?” comes up within the first five minutes of your conversation. In the United States, we put a great deal of value on our jobs; sometimes to the point that we define ourselves by our job title. This may not seem like a big deal, but when your identity is your career, it can negatively impact your mental health. 
Posted: 1/9/2017 7:35:48 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
This Summer, Explore the Upside of Down Time
Traditionally, summer was a time for kids and their parents to relax and enjoy some unstructured days – a chance to decompress, have fun and play. But thanks to the ubiquity of personal technology, as well as the increasing number of scheduled summer activities, the summer can feel an awful lot like the hectic, plugged-in school year for some families.
Posted: 7/11/2016 8:00:14 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
Mental Health Wellness Week
It’s Mental Health Wellness Week and unlike other awareness days and weeks the focus is on staying well, not the condition itself. Two of the goals are promoting the benefit of mental wellness for both the mind and body and educating people on how to incorporate mental wellness techniques into their daily lives, whether you have a mental illness or not. The best way to stay well is to have good coping skills and build resiliency to deal with life when it throws us curveballs.
Posted: 11/14/2014 3:19:29 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
Alternative Therapies May Promote Better Mental Health

Meditation. Massage. Yoga. Acupuncture. Acupressure. Mat Pilates.  You’re probably a little surprised to see these in a Silver Hill Hospital post.

You know us as a psychiatric hospital that practices disciplined, world-class psychiatric medicine. And you are correct. We are what is called an “evidence-based” hospital.
 

Posted: 2/3/2012 12:56:06 PM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

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What is Mindfulness?

What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

Maternal Depression Awareness Month

Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Alcohol Awareness Month: Preventing Teen Alcohol Use

Self-Harm Awareness Month

Personality Disorders

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Psychotherapy: Four Different Approaches

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