Horizon Blog

The Top Four Myths and Facts About Depression

July 13th, 2018

Think of your six closest friends and family. Do you have their faces in your mind? One of them is suffering with depression, or will at some point in their life — statistically, at least. Depression affects nearly 1 in 6 people in their lifetime, making it one of the most common mental illnesses. Depression […]

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Are You at Risk of Developing an Eating Disorder? Red Flags for You or Your Loved One.

July 1st, 2018

The pressure to be thin is felt by nearly all women at some point in their lives, whether it comes during their adolescence, the pressure-packed college years, or in the workplace. Data shared by DoSomething.org sheds light on the frightening scope of women’s negative body issues. According to studies, about 91 percent of women are […]

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PTSD Awareness Month: What You May Not Know About PTSD

June 27th, 2018

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that affects some people after they have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. People who live with PTSD experience persistent disturbances in their thoughts, emotions, sensations, and habits that last long after the traumatic event. In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, here’s a few things you might […]

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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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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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Stress Awareness Month: Stress Less with these Tips

April 16th, 2018

Whether it’s job stress, issues with your family or balancing life in general, stress can affect your body, leading to manifestations in both mental and physical ways. Stress can lead to headaches, sleep issues/insomnia, muscle pain, fatigue, and even chest pain. The physical symptoms often emerge from mental strain of stress in your daily life. […]

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April is Counseling Awareness Month

April 6th, 2018

It’s counseling awareness month! Too often, individuals see counseling as a last resort, something to consider only when life has become overwhelming. If you have a loved one struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorder, you may be certain that they could benefit from counseling… but what about you? Family members and friends need […]

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