Mental Health Professionals: Which One Should I Choose?

By Kathryn Millán, LPC/MHSP Mental health issues impact everyone. Even the healthiest people experience difficult times or relationship issues that call for the help of a psychology or relationship professional. Many people still struggle to find the right mental health care, and it’s often difficult to know what — or who — to turn to…

Is Your Friend Suicidal? How to Talk to Someone You’re Worried About

By Kathryn Millán, LPC/MHSP Few things are quite as alarming as learning that a loved one has considered suicide. Most people experience a range of emotions when they learn that someone they care about has been in such a dark place. Fear, anxiety, panic, avoidance and even anger may all enter your mind while you…

5 Myths About Bipolar Disorder

By Becca Owens Living with a bipolar diagnosis can complicate your everyday life — as can watching a loved one struggle through their bipolar journey. For too long, stigma has been associated with mental health and is often the result of a lack of understanding. In the bipolar community, educating yourself is a great way…

A Holiday Survival Guide for People with Depression

By Jenni Deming Imagine a snow globe. Everything is hand-painted perfection. There are snowy evergreens, quaint cottages and smiling families ice-skating in sync. When you shake it up, flecks of glitter dance around in a silvery swirl. There’s even music playing. It’s a slice of holiday heaven. Now imagine another snow globe. Only this time,…

Responding to Psychiatric Crises

By Dr. James Hart In 2017, Dr. James Hart, Rolling Hills Hospital’s medical director, sat down with David Condos, host of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, to discuss how his team stays prepared to respond to the wide range of time-sensitive psychiatric emergencies that present at their doorstep. Dr. Hart grew up in East Tennessee before…

You’re Actually Not “So OCD,” And Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Joke About It

By Wesley Gallagher You’ve probably heard someone joke about being “OCD” because they color-code their closet or always carry hand sanitizer. Maybe you’ve seen or used hashtags like #soOCD on social media to cap off a joke about peculiar quirks or particularities. You might have even taken a fun online test to find out “how…

What to Do When Your Child Struggles With Anxiety

By Patti Richards Although childhood should be the most carefree time in a person’s life, more children than ever before struggle with anxiety. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that 25 percent of all children between the ages of 13 and 18 deal with some level of anxiety, and nearly six percent of those…

The Truth About Teens and Screen Time

By Patti Richards On a typical Friday night in America, a family gathers at a local restaurant to eat before a movie, a game or as a treat after a long week. Work, sports practice, homework, clubs, meetings and networking pull the parents, brothers and sisters in many different directions. But when mom, dad and…

Suicide Prevention Efforts at Rolling Hills Hospital

Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. As a part of National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, Rolling Hills Hospital encourages you to find out more about how we are making every effort to champion suicide prevention on a local level…

A Nurse Is a Hero in the Shadows

Written by Noah benShea In every language across time and space, in every voice of pain and hurt, there has always been one plea, one shout, one agonized whisper that has a common yearning: “Please God, we need a nurse.” I’m not sure how people come to know they want to be a nurse, but…