Holly Hill Hospital Holds Beam Signing Event for New Adult Psychiatric Hospital

Raleigh, North Carolina (December 5, 2017). Holly Hill Hospital, LLC’s new Adult Psychiatric Hospital reached a major milestone in construction this week with a beam signing and “topping off” event. Adorned with an American flag, a tree and signatures from Holly Hill Hospital leaders, physicians, community partners, contractors and construction workers, the final steel beam…

Mental Health & Wellness in The Golden Years

By Melissa Chalos Riddle Americans are getting older. They’re working longer. They’re staying active and making the most of their senior years. With activity and more medical advances, life expectancy flourishes. So, it comes as no surprise when projections indicate the number of Americans 65 and older is likely to double from 46 million to…

What to Do When Your Child Struggles with Anxiety

By Stephanie Thomas Remember the first time your baby fell? Maybe he’d just learned to walk and was taking a few brave steps down the hall when it happened. No doubt you scooped him up, covered his head with kisses and wiped away his tears. In just minutes, he’d moved on. You, on the other…

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Happy Face of Depression

With the spread-out (and spread-thin) nature of our lives, we can go weeks or months without seeing friends and family face-to-face. And with social media feeds all around us, it’s fairly easy to keep up appearances while we’re suffering from depression. Instead of telling anyone how we’re feeling, we keep smiling. We keep posting. We…

Making a Fashion Statement: How Apparel Is Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues

By Cindy Coloma A new trend in fashion puts a surprising focus on mental health. T-shirts, ball caps, hoodies, tank tops, sweats, bracelets and other clothing and accessories are making statements about mental health and addiction with phrases like “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay” and “100% Sober.” These clothing brands were created to encourage…

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…