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Get Aware of Your Mental Health

By Guest Blogger: Kaysha Sampson - mom to an 8 year son and 4 year old daughter The topic that I want to speak on is Mental Health Awareness. Pretty much speak about the meaning of it. So many youth and even adults are in denial about mental health issues because they...
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What you should know about Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

Adapted from The Hills and NAMI Minnesota presentation at the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health 2018 Annual Conference What is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)? Centers for Medicare and Medicaid defines PRTF as a separate,...
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The Hills brings old school building back to life

By Mark Nicklawske The Hills Youth and Family Services and Duluth Public Schools have delivered new life to a humble little school building abandoned near the woods below Hawk Ridge in Duluth. Rockridge Academy opened its doors this January to about 100 young people...
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The Hills scholarship changes offer young people more opportunities

By Mark Nicklawske Recent changes to a longstanding Hills scholarship program now gives young people better access to funds designated for their future education interests. The Hills Youth and Family Services modified application requirements earlier this year for its...
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Young men start new lives in Community Transition Program house

By Mark Nicklawske Posted 01/26/2018 The two-story white house on a wooded lot just below The Hills campus has two very different views out its front and back windows. Off the back of the house, residents can see The Hills health and recreation center and the top of...
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Community Coaches help youth find their way

By Mark Nicklawske Mike (not his actual name) is a 14-year-old couch surfer with no home or real family. He bounces around the Duluth area from month to month which leads to school attendance problems. When he does make it to class, he finds it difficult to...
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Moving toward integration this holiday season

By Sonja Wildwood, MA, LPCC clinical therapist for Cambia Hills Originally published December 13, 2016 Republished November 20, 2017   Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or otherwise- the end of the year and holiday season can be a lot. It is an...
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Transitional Services – a vital part of programming for residential youth

By Tonya Land Posted November 17, 2017 In 2015, The Hills Youth and Family Services appointed Erik Mattson, a long-time Woodland Hills team member, to oversee its new transitional services program.  The primary goal is to assist youth to be successful when returning...
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Day of Unity emphasizes importance of a peaceful community

Day of Unity emphasizes importance of a peaceful community By Mark Nicklawske Posted October 27, 2017 The Pioneers had just downed an amazing 173 three-point shots during the final 15 minutes of a basketball skills session with Marlon Grant in The Hills health and...
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What does cyberbullying look like?

By Tom Sewell, Duluth Police Department Cyberbullies use social media, blogs, and texting to harass and spread hurtful messages and pictures about other people. Cyberbullying is in the top five offenses most experienced by young adults. What Does Cyberbullying Look...
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