Horizon Blog

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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Recognizing the Signs of Mental Illness

April 2nd, 2018

If you are feeling isolated or insecure because you believe you may be suffering from a mental illness, know that you are not alone. Mental illness is defined, broadly, as a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior, resulting in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands and routines. The […]

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Being Mindful Reduces Stress

March 16th, 2018

Mindfulness is a buzz word in the world of self-care. You don’t have to sit cross-legged, inhaling incense, to be mindful. Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, anytime. It’s an experience of awareness that has been practiced across millennia, religious traditions, and modern workplaces. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply the ability to be fully present in […]

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Why Do People Self-Harm?

March 7th, 2018

For many, the idea of a loved one attempting suicide is inconceivable and devastatingly painful. While self-harm may not always result in such irrevocable actions, the idea of a loved one purposefully hurting themselves can be just as incomprehensible and terrifying. Unfortunately, self-harm is more common than many realize, especially among adolescents, and it is […]

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This Thanksgiving, Practice Forgiveness

November 19th, 2017

The holidays are known to be an especially difficult time for many people due to the stress of family events and societal pressures. The origins of thanksgiving comes from being thankful for what we have. Instead of spending time worrying about the small things you can’t control, use this holiday as a chance to practice […]

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Caring for First Responders

October 23rd, 2017

In response to the recent events in Las Vegas, our attention immediately turns to helping the victims and their families. However, there is another group that needs our attention and care: first responders. These men and women have also endured trauma, pain and suffering, therefore caring for them becomes paramount. Emergency first responders act fast […]

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October 5th is National Depression Screening Day

October 5th, 2017

“It is really time to flip the script on mental health in this country. It’s time. It’s time to tell everyone who’s dealing with a mental health issue that they’re not alone, and that getting support and treatment isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength.” – Michelle Obama, Remarks by The First […]

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The New Normal – Adjusting to Life after Kids Head to College

September 10th, 2017

The graduation parties are over, the heavily dreaded initial ‘goodbye’ has been said, and you’ve successfully dropped your child off at college. By now, the class of 2021 has made it through first few weeks of classes and found someone to have dinner with in the cafeteria. As their lives begin to settle in, you […]

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