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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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Got the winter blues?

December 5th, 2012

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is most commonly associated with the fall and winter seasons. It is a type of mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer. While it […]

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From the Desk of Anne Constantino

November 21st, 2012

For many of us, the holidays are a time for gratitude and the enjoyment of family.  However, for many people, the holidays can be a sad and stressful time of year.  Feelings around the holidays can be magnified and can range from a few moments of sadness to a deep and persistent depression. Depression affects […]

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Happy Halloween! Final Ghoulish Fact of the Day

October 31st, 2012

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Ghoulish Fact of the Day: Fact 3

October 29th, 2012

Courtesy of The National Council for Behavioral Health

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Reducing the stigma of bipolar disorder

September 26th, 2012

The Pulitzer Prize Winning play “Next to Normal” is currently playing at the Irish Classical Theater. This is a musical about bipolar disorder which played for two years on Broadway. Janet Snyder recently interviewed Karl Shallowhorn, a Senior Counselor at Horizon Health Services and Fortunato Pezzimenti, the Producing Director of the play “Next to Normal”. […]

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