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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.

 

  
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

 

  
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

 

  
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

 

  
7 Elements of Self-Care
When you have the flu, you most likely take time off from work and give your body the rest it needs to recover. When you are struggling with depression, anxiety or another mental illness and you are having a tough time, do you care for yourself in the same way?
Posted: 4/18/2016 7:50:34 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

  
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016
Every February we dedicate a week to raising awareness about eating disorders, which affect an estimated an estimated 24 million Americans. 
Posted: 2/25/2016 9:05:22 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments

 

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