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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.


Depression & Older Adults
If you are responsible for caring for an aging parent or older relative, you may grow accustomed to their occasional grumpiness or glass half-full attitude, but don’t be so quick to chalk it up to the typical aging process.
Posted: 5/18/2016 7:57:40 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


Are Your Words Hurting Your Loved One Who Has a Mental Illness?

What to say and what not to say


Approximately, 61.5 million Americans or 1 in 4 adults, experience a mental illness in any given year, meaning millions more are trying to figure out how to support a friend or family member.

Posted: 1/21/2015 9:22:55 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


Mental Health and Older Adults

As people age many experience medical conditions that cause physical impairment, but mental health is often overlooked in the older population.

Posted: 10/4/2013 2:49:38 PM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


Help Facing Mental Illness is Found in Support Groups
Support groups are an important resource that patients and families can tap to help understand and recover from mental illness. In fact, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has identified them as one of the Ten Fundamental Components of Recovery.
Posted: 8/17/2012 12:57:48 PM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


Silver Hill Hospital Librarian Can Help You Understand Mental Illness

We know facing a mental illness can be frightening. Many myths and inaccuracies prevail. It involves the brain and is complex. Therefore, having the right information is essential to understanding the diagnosis you or a loved one may have been given. And while reading a book or article is not a substitute for medical care, we do believe that a better grasp of the illness will help you work with your clinician to develop an effective treatment plan.

Posted: 7/24/2012 9:36:44 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


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