Horizon Blog

What to Do If You Suspect that a Loved One is Suicidal

October 14th, 2019

Someone dies by suicide in the United States every 12 minutes. The next time you’re in a café, grocery store, or surrounded by your family and friends, consider the reality that depression—a leading cause of suicidal ideation—affects 20 to 25 percent of Americans over 18. The number of people suffering from emotional pain who consider, […]

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Seven Physical Symptoms of Depression

October 7th, 2019

Depression can hurt. Physically hurt. It can manifest itself into a pain that keeps you from getting out of bed, going to work, or spending time with family. Exacerbating the already painful emotional side effects of depression, the physically painful aspects of this mental health condition that impacts 8.7 percent of women and 5.3 percent […]

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Overcoming Four Common Roadblocks to Recovery

September 30th, 2019

No one ever said, recovering from a substance use disorder would be easy. But they did say you can do it—and they’re right. As you begin the healing process, accept these truths: You will have good days and bad days. You will take two steps forward and a step back. And you will come out […]

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Four Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

September 25th, 2019

Even though post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with war and military veterans, it can affect men, women and children of any age. In fact, PTSD can be triggered by any type of trauma, including car accidents, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and even natural disasters. It occurs from recorded embedded memories in the brain’s […]

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Reminder! Horizon’s Annual Wellness Walk is this Saturday

September 16th, 2019

There is still time to sign up for Horizon’s annual wellness walk which will be taking place on Saturday, September 21st at 10 a.m. in Delaware Park. This event is always a lot of fun for Horizon team members, sponsors, and community. By participating, you will be supporting over 25,000 patients and their families who […]

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The Dos and Dont’s of Talking to Someone with a Mental Health Disorder

September 6th, 2019

There are many moments in life when we need to carefully consider our words (and the feelings) of others. Talking to someone struggling with a mental health disorder is one such moment. For many people living with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and other forms of mental illness, they often feel insecure about their […]

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Easing Back to School Stress

September 2nd, 2019

Both children and parents likely experience some back to school anxiety or stress. It’s a busy time filled with many uncertainties. Parents can more easily find information and enlist help when stress gets intense; however, remember that children do not have the same access. Whether your child is returning to the same school or moving […]

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How to Choose the Best Therapist

August 23rd, 2019

It’s common to acknowledge therapy could help you, but many people do not understand where to start. It’s not as easy as picking a name in a hat, you have to find a therapist that suits your needs. Many factors—cost/insurance, specialties, education, and personality—contribute to finding a good therapist. For starters, the first step is […]

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