Horizon Blog

Staying sober after opiate detox

April 28th, 2016

Detox and withdrawal from opiates is a challenge in itself. However, many opiate addicts report staying the course of sobriety after detox is even more challenging. The good news is that there are resources and help available in the Western New York area to help on the path to recovery. Although it may seem like […]

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How to help someone with mental illness

May 31st, 2015

Being a family member or friend of someone struggling with a mental disorder can be overwhelming and confusing. As someone on the sidelines, there are few things that can be done to help make things easier for all parties involved. Take the time to research and ask questions. To be a good friend or family member, it’s essential that you […]

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Horizon Family and Professional Psychotherapy Services

November 3rd, 2014

Providing High Quality, Personalized and Confidential Psychotherapy Horizon Health Services provides specialty psychotherapy services designed to meet the needs of the Western New York community. Our clients receive personalized, and confidential care from highly trained and experienced clinical experts in the fields of mental health, substance use, and psychiatry. Horizon’s Family and Professional Psychotherapy team […]

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How to Support a Loved One’s Recovery during the Holiday Season

December 12th, 2013

For someone in recovery, the holidays can be a time of enormous pressure, temptation and emotional triggers.  For family or friends of someone in recovery it can also be a time of stress in wondering how to act and how to be supportive. The good news is – with a little planning, you can be […]

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Community Based Programs Improve Lives of Young Adults

June 12th, 2013

A recent report by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows community-based programs improve the lives of young adults with mental health challenges. Here are some interesting statistics from the report: Twenty percent of young adults (18-25) living in U.S. households had a mental health condition in the last year. Of these, […]

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Depression Symptom Checker

January 16th, 2013

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Depression? Symptoms of depression vary from person to person.  However, there are some common signs and symptoms that indicate depression.  Use this questionnaire to see if you (or someone you know) may be suffering from depression. Do you have feelings of helplessness and/or hopelessness? You face each day […]

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Lady Gaga Promotes Youth Mental Health

January 7th, 2013

Sometimes it takes a celebrity to shed some attention on important issues.  Horizon Health Services thought that this particular announcement by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and the National Council, was worth mentioning in our blog, due to the fact that is in support of raising awareness for mental health care. Lady Gaga’s Born […]

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Physical Activity Can Aid in Treating Depression

January 3rd, 2013

Sticking to those New Year’s Resolutions to be more active, get in shape and lose weight?  Physical activity can not only improve your overall physical health — it can also improve overall mental health. When someone becomes increasingly depressed it is often difficult to understand why they cannot simply “snap out of it” and resume […]

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