Horizon Blog

Upcoming Courses from Horizon University

March 18th, 2019

Horizon University announces new courses coming this spring. All of our continuing education courses are developed and taught by licensed experts in their area of interest and approved by our internal Clinical Services Department. Here’s a sneak peek at our upcoming courses: Personality Disorders: Assessment and Treatment April 12th, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm […]

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Is there a link between obesity and depression?

March 15th, 2019

Studies have shown that obese people are about 25% more likely to experience a mood disorder such as depression compared with those who are not obese. Obesity can cause poor self-image, low self-esteem, and social isolation, which are all known contributors to depression. According to the CDC, 43% of adults with depression are obese. Furthermore, […]

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The Dangers of Vaping

March 11th, 2019

We all know that smoking is an unhealthy habit that can have deadly consequences. but with the rise of vaping, you’d be forgiven for assuming that using e-cigarettes are better for your health. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, over 20% of high school students use e-cigarettes, with vaping more popular in youths than […]

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Making Amends: An Important Step in Recovery

March 1st, 2019

“The best apology is changed behavior.”1 Recovery is a journey, not a destination. If you or someone you love is in recovery from substance use disorder, then you are probably familiar with the 12 steps in AA. Two of these steps, both 8 and 9 are about making amends for any pain you caused loved […]

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Are you SAD? Signs you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder

February 19th, 2019

In Western New York, we are smack dab in the middle of winter. Shorter days, cold temperatures, lack of sunlight, and the feeling of being stuck indoors, can make can make nearly anyone feel sad, restless, or depressed. If that’s not enough, sickness from flu and common colds is more prevalent, leading many of us to […]

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5 Benefits of Group Therapy for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

February 18th, 2019

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where one or more therapists work with a small group of individuals. Participants meet regularly to share their opinions or stories about their life challenges and successes. Sometimes, the clinician in charge can teach group members certain skills such as new behaviors, coping skills, or anger management. Other […]

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Mindful Pregnancy Support Group

February 18th, 2019

Horizon Health Services is now offering a mindful pregnancy support group! Horizon is teaming up with members from Catholic Health to ensure this group has all the resources and information our patient’s need. Thanks to the $25,000 awarded from the Garman Family Foundation, administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for Centering Family Plus, […]

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Can compassion be taught?

February 6th, 2019

Is compassion innate, or can it be taught, learned and enhanced? According to research, you can be born with compassion and it can also be learned.1 Over the years, many experts have highlighted the importance of teaching compassion to children. Compassionate people have increased empathy, may be happier, and are action-driven. Compassionate children might be […]

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