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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

 

  
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral therapy developed by renowned psychologist, Marsha Linehan in the 1980’s. The goal of DBT is to provide patients with the skills necessary to regulate emotions, control self-destructive behaviors and improve interpersonal relations.
Posted: 10/18/2016 7:06:54 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

 

  
Guided Meditation for Relaxation
The word meditation probably brings to mind that classic image of someone sitting cross-legged with their hands on their knees and palms facing upwards. You might also think that the point of meditation is to tune-out and totally clear the mind. Both of these are common misconceptions. You can meditate anywhere. There is no need to be in a grassy field or on a mountain top and the point is actually to tune-in to your mind and body. 
Posted: 10/27/2015 7:50:16 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
Find Your Black Ducks
Long ago, in Medieval Europe, people believed all ducks were white. They paddled on lakes and migrated overhead. Naturally, people assumed that if you saw a thousand white ducks, all ducks were white. This is what we call and example of inductive reasoning.
Posted: 8/14/2012 7:26:21 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

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