Horizon Blog

Can compassion be taught?

February 6th, 2019

Is compassion innate, or can it be taught, learned and enhanced? According to research, you can be born with compassion and it can also be learned.1 Over the years, many experts have highlighted the importance of teaching compassion to children. Compassionate people have increased empathy, may be happier, and are action-driven. Compassionate children might be […]

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Gaming Addiction: Is your teen spending too much time playing video games?

February 6th, 2019

Can a game truly become an addiction? Yes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In fact, there is a name for it: gaming disorder. The WHO states that gaming disorder is defined: “as a pattern of gaming behavior (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the […]

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Horizon Health Services named one of 2019’s Best Companies to Work for in New York State

January 18th, 2019

Horizon Health Services was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Companies to Work for in New York. The annual list of the 2019 Best Companies to Work for in New York was created by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards […]

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Understanding the Acronyms: LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQ+

January 12th, 2019

The letters LGBT refer to a group of individuals that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. This community includes a diverse group of people from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, ages, and socioeconomic statuses. A Little History LGB was used to replace the term, Gay, in the mid-1980s, but the acronym LGBT became common in […]

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News: Thank you to ShareMyToolbox

January 8th, 2019

Horizon Health Services is a not-for-profit organization in Western New York that provides an array of inpatient, residential and outpatient treatment and support services for individuals and their families dealing with substance use and/or mental health disorders. The Tool Tracking App has allowed Horizon to not only track our tools efficiently, but fulfill maintenance and […]

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Set the Tone for the Day

January 7th, 2019

Why Your Morning Routine Plays a Significant Role in Your Mental Health If you self-profess to “not be a morning person,” you need to read this. If you are someone who wakes up early but hates it and still manages to be late to work every day, you need to read this too. Some of […]

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Care Coordinators Open House

January 3rd, 2019

Looking for a new career in 2019? Horizon is hiring! We are holding open interviews on January 17th from 4pm – 7pm for several Care Coordinator positions. The Care Coordinator’s main focus is providing community based services to patients. Come see what makes a Horizon a Best Place to Work. Please bring your resume and […]

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

December 19th, 2018

As we reflect upon our blessings at Horizon, we are continually grateful for the time and contributions made to Horizon by individuals and small businesses in our community. In the spirit of the holidays, today we’d like to share a story with you about one of those individuals who is making a difference in the […]

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