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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.

 

  
National Recovery Month
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.
Posted: 9/21/2015 8:31:15 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

 

  
Mental Illness Awareness Week

People often use the terms mental health and mental illness interchangeably, but just as with any other medical condition, you are healthy or you are ill. It is a serious mistake to call it a mental health issue when someone has a mental illness. They are sick. It is real, and because people do not understand the difference, it can interfere with proper treatment.

Posted: 10/6/2014 2:40:54 PM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
May is Mental Health Month
It has been said, “there is no health without mental health” because all aspects of our lives are impacted by our mental health. Take time to educate yourself about mental illness and addiction.
Posted: 5/1/2014 3:40:36 PM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
Mental Illness Need Not be Stigmatized

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and as with other designated months, the laudable goal is to educate and raise awareness – and there is good reason.

Posted: 5/18/2012 3:16:05 PM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

 

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