Why Middle-aged Men Need to Spend More Time With Friends

By Jim Woods As men get older, it’s easy to let friendships fall by the wayside. Instead of hanging out with friends, men spend time with their family or focus their attention toward their career. As a result, schedules fill up, and, over time, friends stop communicating with each other. Let’s face it: friendships aren’t…

What Should I Do If I Suspect My Parent Is Addicted to Painkillers?

Maybe you’ve noticed the warning signs. Your mom or dad appears to be increasingly dependent on their prescription painkillers. They’re restless, sedated, forgetful or just plain not themselves anymore. Your gut is telling you something’s not quite right. But are they really part of the opioid crisis that’s sweeping the country? Or are they just…

Suicide Prevention Efforts at Holly Hill Hospital

Join Holly Hill this September as we participate in National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. We would encourage you to find out more about how Holly Hill is championing suicide prevention on a local…

3 Ways to Take Action If Your Brother or Sister Struggles with Drug Abuse

Growing up, siblings play lots of games. And in just one afternoon there’s bound to be drama. From pretend fights — or real ones — to crises faced and averted, dragons slayed and princesses rescued. No matter the obstacle, the game usually ends in a fit of laughter, with everyone making plans for the next…

How the Media May Help Stigmatize Mental Illness

We often fear what we don’t understand, which may explain why those struggling with behavioral health issues face an unfair stigma. TV shows and movies add to the problem, regularly featuring characters that reinforce the mistaken idea that the mentally ill are violent or harmful in some way. The media joins in too, implying that…

When Is Outpatient Treatment the Right Choice?

When a loved one needs help, those around them usually are forced to take a crash course in Treatment 101. Inpatient, PHP, psychiatric outpatient, DBT, assessment, CBT — a lot of terms are thrown around as you seek to make sense of the options. One of the primary decisions to be made is whether an…

Thank You To Our 2017 Golf Participants And Sponsors!

THANK YOU for supporting the 4th Annual Holly Hill Hospital Charity Golf Tournament. A week ago today, we enjoyed a day on the golf course to support the mission of The 200 Club of Wake County. Together, WE raised approximately $10,000 to help support the families of fallen First Responders through both immediate financial assistance…

TBJ Awards Holly Hill CFO as CFO of the Year

The Triangle Business Journal recognizes financial leaders with proven professional track records and strong commitments to community and ethical standards. Making the list for 2017 is Holly Hill Hospital’s very own Ron Howard, who was named to the TBJ’s 2017 class of CFOs of the Year. These awards honor outstanding financial executives who exemplify excellence…

Holly Hill Hospital Names Amanda Allen Johanson as New CEO

(May 11, 2017) Raleigh, North Carolina. Amanda Allen Johanson has been named Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Holly Hill Hospital, LLC effective May 1. Johanson will succeed Michael S. McDonald, Jr., who currently holds the position of Group Director and Chief Executive Officer at Friends Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia, PA. A native…

Holly Hill Hospital Tees Off To Support The 200 Club of Wake County By Hosting the Fourth Annual First Responder Charity Golf Tournament

(May, 1 2017) Raleigh, North Carolina. Holly Hill Hospital will host its 4th Annual First Responder Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, June 16, 2017 to raise money for the families of fallen first responders through The 200 Club of Wake County. The tournament will be held at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina…