Horizon Blog

Children’s Mental Health Services

September 14th, 2020

Horizon is excited to now offer children’s mental health services for ages three and older. Children can benefit from mental health counseling for numerous reasons and we are here to help. Treating a child’s mental health struggles as soon as possible can help reduce issues in their current and future life. Treatment is specialized for […]

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Helping your Child & Teenager with Depression

June 23rd, 2020

Many children and teenagers experience moments of sadness. We all do. However, when depression plays a role, that sadness can become overwhelming. It’s important to know the signs to look for and how you can help at home. Symptoms of Depression in Children Prolonged periods of sadness or mood which does not change as circumstances […]

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Talk to Your Teen About Substance Abuse Early and Often

March 12th, 2020

Few teens look forward to the day when their parents sit them down for “The Talk.” They are just as likely to cringe at a lecture from their parents on the topic of substance abuse. While your adolescent’s school district may incorporate drug and alcohol abuse awareness instruction into their curriculum, please do not take […]

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Teens and Screen Time Addiction

November 14th, 2018

New research shows that teens can become addicted to social media and gaming. The research establishes that technology affects the same part of the brain that is stimulated by drugs, alcohol or sex. With technology in the palm of your hand, it’s impossible to quit completely, so many are wondering how much is too much? […]

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Bullying in Our Schools, Part III: Cyberbullying

June 15th, 2018

For school-age children, the playground isn’t just a physical space with swings and a slide. It’s also the world of texts and technology, built up with likes, tweets, images, and the latest lens on Snapchat. And just like on a physical playground, the interactions don’t always stay positive. What is cyberbullying? Bullying is harassment by […]

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Bullying in Our Schools, Part II – The Bullied

May 10th, 2018

It’s estimated that between 20% and 30% of school-age youth are directly involved in or affected by bullying. That’s as many as one out of every three children! As mentioned in our earlier post, Bullying Part I: The Bully, bullying is multifaceted. It doesn’t occur in a vacuum and it’s not black and white. School […]

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Bullying in Our Schools, Part I – The Bully

May 2nd, 2018

In 2015, one in five American high-school students reported that they had been bullied on school property in the previous year. According to ABC News, as many as 30% of children either bully or experience bullying. It’s easy to get swept up in a simplified narrative of school-age aggression. It’s easy to believe that there […]

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Top 5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Addiction in Teens

September 2nd, 2017

Parents have more control over whether their teen abuses substance or not. Did you know that research indicates that parents who drink alcohol or use drugs are more likely to have children who do the same? By simply being a positive role model, you demonstrate to your child that drugs and alcohol do not have […]

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