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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 Cognitive Behavior Therapy?
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that was developed in the 1960’s by a psychiatrist, Dr. Aaron Beck. In addition to identifying problematic thought patterns, the clinician helps patients understand how those thoughts affect their feelings and behaviors. 
Posted: 7/24/2017 7:15:34 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


How to Support a Loved One with a Mental Illness or Addiction
When a loved one is diagnosed with a mental illness or substance abuse disorder, it can be scary and confusing for family and friends. Remember that the person diagnosed with the illness is also feeling overwhelmed. Although it’s not the case, when a person hears their diagnosis they sometimes feel like life as they knew it is over.
Posted: 11/16/2016 8:05:28 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


Be Your Own Mental Health Advocate
When you are dealing with a mental illness, or any condition for that matter, it's extremely important to become an advocate for yourself and make sure you have a voice in your treatment plan. Most likely your treatment team will consist of a psychiatrist, a psychologist and/or a social worker. These professionals know the intricate details of mental illnesses, how they typically present and what is the best first step in treatment. 
Posted: 6/23/2016 7:45:17 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


How to know when to seek help for teens
Every parent of a teenager is familiar with the mood swings, defiance and other behaviors that are often part of adolescent development. But how can a parent recognize if their teen’s challenging behavior is something more serious than that – such as depression, anxiety or another mental illness -- requiring serious intervention? 
Posted: 5/3/2016 10:41:26 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


How to Know When You Should Seek Help
Deciding you need mental health treatment can feel scary. You know you don’t feel like yourself and you want to feel better, but sometimes it’s hard to admit you need help.
Posted: 2/1/2016 9:15:03 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments


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