Horizon Blog

Bullying in Our Schools, Part III: Cyberbullying

June 15th, 2018

For school-age children, the playground isn’t just a physical space with swings and a slide. It’s also the world of texts and technology, built up with likes, tweets, images, and the latest lens on Snapchat. And just like on a physical playground, the interactions don’t always stay positive. What is cyberbullying? Bullying is harassment by […]

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Introducing Horizon Therapy Associates!

June 13th, 2018

Horizon is pleased to introduce you to Horizon Therapy Associates! Our private counseling team provides a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment for individuals, couples, and families. Horizon uses an innovative evidenced-based behavioral health treatment approach. Our counselors work with you to collaboratively develop a personalized care plan that is based on a comprehensive assessment of […]

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Suicide Prevention: Who is at Risk and How to Get Help

June 12th, 2018

Substance abuse can have detrimental effects on one’s health, interpersonal relationships, and finances. It can also turn deadly, as substance abuse has a frightening association with suicide. Researchers have found that approximately 90 percent of individuals who commit suicide meet the diagnostic criteria of at least one mental illness. Since mental illness is a common […]

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Infographic: Opioid Crisis & Mental Health

June 12th, 2018

Reprinted with permission of PESI About PESI As a non-profit organization, PESI’s mission is to provide education for the general public, public organizations, private industries, students and professionals and assist them in acquiring, developing and enhancing their knowledge and skills. We maintain the most robust continuing education library available for mental health, rehab and health […]

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Social Media and Our Mental Health: Are We Sacrificing Our Health Along with Our Time?

June 2nd, 2018

The number of Americans who utilize social media platforms is staggering. According to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of U.S. adults use YouTube, 68 percent use Facebook, 35 percent use Instagram, 29 percent use Pinterest, 27 percent use Snapchat, 25 percent use LinkedIn, 24 percent use Twitter, and 22 percent […]

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New: Parent and Family Support Groups

May 16th, 2018

A New Horizon: Parent & Family Support Groups Horizon Health is excited to announce new parent and family groups that will be held three times each month in a convenient location in Western New York. The Journey Back – Run by families for families Together we can better understand chemical dependency and addiction. All meetings […]

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week: Myths and Facts

May 14th, 2018

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that, as of 2009, affects about 1% of the global population and about 1.2% of Americans. Schizophrenia is characterized by hallucinations (feeling, seeing, or healing something that is not present) and/or delusions (false beliefs that are disconnected from reality). It is a serious and chronic mental illness that can be […]

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Bullying in Our Schools, Part II – The Bullied

May 10th, 2018

It’s estimated that between 20% and 30% of school-age youth are directly involved in or affected by bullying. That’s as many as one out of every three children! As mentioned in our earlier post, Bullying Part I: The Bully, bullying is multifaceted. It doesn’t occur in a vacuum and it’s not black and white. School […]

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