Mindfulness – Practicing Mindfulness as School Ends, A DBT Perspective 
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by Vanessa Hernandez
1M ago
It’s natural to look forward to summer and the end of the school year with excitement and plans for what to do during that time. However, for some people, boredom can feel daunting and lead to negative emotions. Boredom can be uncomfortable, especially if we struggle with ruminating over that feeling. Mindfulness can be a helpful practice in managing boredom and other challenging emotions. By cultivating mindfulness, individuals can develop greater awareness of their internal states and external surroundings. This awareness enables them to observe their thoughts and&nb ..read more
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How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts
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by Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC
1M ago
The adolescent years are full of milestones and changes, and not all of them are easy. Between navigating school and familial obligations and developing their own identity, teens can easily become overwhelmed. This overwhelm can compound and spiral into more serious concerns, such as depression and suicidal ideation. If you’re concerned about a teen in your life, know that there is hope — here is what you need to know and how you can help. In This Article Understanding Suicidal Thoughts in Teens Ways to Help Cope With Suicidal Thoughts as a Teen Don’t Make a Decision Today Go to a Safe Place ..read more
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Perfection: How to deal with the pressure to be perfect, avoid setting impossible standards
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by Roy Chancey, LCSW, ACCFC
2M ago
Perfectionism is a trap that we unwittingly set for ourselves. So, when does perfectionism become maladaptive? Ascribing to themes associated with inferiority, unworthiness, failure, and guilt constitutes maladaptive perfectionism. It masks overcompensating. Maladaptive perfectionism can be described as a trait involving extremely high performance standards and an obsessive concern over making mistakes. Studies show that individuals who have maladaptive perfectionism are less likely to enjoy pleasurable experiences, suffer from depression, and use coping skills such as disengagement, denial, s ..read more
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The Sanctuary Model
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by Kimberly Young, DNP-ENL, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
3M ago
Hillside is thrilled to announce our commitment to transforming our culture and organizational structure by adopting the Sanctuary Model. This trauma-informed approach will foster a community built on connection and compassion, enhancing our clients’ and staff’s care and experience. By integrating the Sanctuary Model with our existing organizational and therapeutic practices, we aspire to enrich our treatment offerings and achieve Sanctuary certification from the Sanctuary Institute. This certification marks our dedication to a higher standard of care, a trauma-sensitive environment, and an im ..read more
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Inside the Children’s Mental Health Crisis: Understanding Trigger Factors & What You Can Do
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by Kimberly Young, DNP-ENL, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
4M ago
Children’s mental health has become an increasingly critical concern for parents and caregivers. Between social media, online content, and video games, a new era has emerged that presents both opportunities and challenges for the younger generation. From the aftermath of COVID-19 isolation to the nuanced patterns of technology use, parents need practical strategies to help their children strike a healthy balance between the digital and real world. What Are the Most Significant Factors Contributing to the Current State of Children’s Mental Health? The COVID-19 Pandemic: The rates of mental hea ..read more
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Questions to Ask When Looking for a PHP Program for Your Teen
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by Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC
4M ago
Your child’s mental health is extremely important. Do not be shy about asking questions about any treatment program you are considering for your teen. Any reputable program should be happy to take the time to ensure that you have all the information you need and that you feel comfortable trusting them with your child’s mental health treatment. Below are some questions to ask when looking for higher levels of care mental health treatment for your teen: What is the Program Structure and Time Commitment? Here are some key things to know: Programs vary in the length of stay and frequency of meeti ..read more
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Parenting in the Tech World
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by RJ Manradgh, LPC, NCC, CPCS
4M ago
Parenting in the tech world is hard. Figuring out how to balance encouraging a healthy relationship with technology and safeguarding your child’s mental well-being has become increasingly difficult. This article offers insightful recommendations and practical tips, including defining key terms, implementing effective behavioral plans, and addressing cultural influences. With better insights and strategies to navigate the complexity of technology and parenting, parents can create positive digital experiences for their children. How Can Parents Build a Healthy Relationship Between Their Children ..read more
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Nurturing Relationships on Valentine’s Day: A DBT Perspective
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by Lara Muster
5M ago
Valentine’s Day extends beyond adults and romantic connections; it offers children and adolescents a meaningful opportunity to explore and strengthen their relationships and connections. Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) principles into the celebration can provide valuable skills for young individuals navigating the complexities of teenage relationships. This aligns seamlessly with Hillside’s mission to empower young individuals. By equipping them with essential skills for emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and navigating the middle p ..read more
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Let’s Do “New Year, New Me” Mindfully
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by Julianna Thompson LAPC, Hillside Therapist
5M ago
According to History, the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions dates back to the ancient Babylonians and their tradition of promising their pagan gods to pay their accrued debts and return borrowed goods to the family and neighbors, hoping to have favor bestowed upon them in the new year. Although the New Year’s Resolution started as a manifestation of religion and spirituality, many people today have continued making promises to improve some aspect of their lives in the new year to themselves rather than to a higher being. The biggest reasons people fail with their resolutions are that they ha ..read more
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Suicide Rate by Gender: Is There a Difference?
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by Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC
6M ago
Gender and suicide rates have an important correlation that can place some youth at an increased risk. Understanding suicide in girls, boys, transgender individuals and nonbinary youth can help you recognize when a loved one needs help and ensure they receive the treatment they need. In This Article Male vs. Female Suicide Rates Gender and Suicide Gender Differences in Suicide Depression and Treatment Vulnerability and Asking for Help Incentive Differences in Suicide Methods Gender Stereotypes Familiarity With Suicide Methods Increased Suicide Rates for TGX Youth The Importance of Taking S ..read more
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