Horizon Blog

Can’t Forget? Forgive and Accept. Understanding the Benefits of Forgiveness.

July 12th, 2019

Anger, hatred, and regret are intangible emotions that can cause very tangible physical effects on your body. When harbored inside, they can become poisons that slowly eat away at your mental and physical health, your happiness, confidence, and willingness to trust and accept others. Fortunately, there is a powerful cure for the dangers of negative […]

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Dogs Are Good for Our Mental Health

June 9th, 2019

In addition to living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, owning a dog or being around dogs can also help with mental health and emotional well-being. Studies have shown that dogs can reduce stress and help with anxiety and depression. Additionally, due to the companionship aspect, dogs also lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation. […]

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The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

April 5th, 2019

The emotions of guilt and shame are often used interchangeable, however, these emotions are distinct. According to Psychology Today, guilt is “a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined”. Shame is “the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself […]

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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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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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Set the Tone for the Day

January 7th, 2019

Why Your Morning Routine Plays a Significant Role in Your Mental Health If you self-profess to “not be a morning person,” you need to read this. If you are someone who wakes up early but hates it and still manages to be late to work every day, you need to read this too. Some of […]

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Five Tips to Survive the Stress of Holiday Obligations

December 10th, 2018

If every time you hear those upbeat horns and crooning songster announcing that “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” you want to crawl into bed and hide until January 2nd, you’re not alone. 31 percent of Americans describe the holidays as “frantic,” and experience a seasonal condition known as “Festive Stress,” a condition […]

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