Taking a child to counseling is never an easy decision, but it is a choice that’s more common than you think. Parents send their children to counseling for a number of reasons – some could be because of mental health disorders, others could be circumstantial. Parents going through a divorce, or bullying at school, there is no one reason for attending counseling. Despite growing knowledge and awareness of mental health in young people, an estimated 70% do not receive the appropriate care.
Topics: Counseling for Children
If you’re someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, calming yourself down during a panic attack or a particularly stressful time can be difficult. It take practice to find out what techniques work for best for you. Maybe you feel like you've tried it all – deep breathing, going outside, talking to a friend, etc. – but we've got a nice long list of quick tips for you below.
These tricks can be used alone or in combination with others that have worked for you in the past. Click here for a downloadable version.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults. Even if you don’t personally suffer from anxiety, you probably know someone who does. Though it might be hard to understand, looking from the outside in, anxiety can be extremely debilitating for those who suffer from it.
Whether it’s panic attacks, changes in plans or avoiding situations, dealing with anxiety and someone who has it can be taxing. Anxiety affects not only the individual but others around them, too. It’s frustrating and confusing all at the same time. To better help you understand your loved one who’s suffering from anxiety, we’ve put together 3 things to keep in mind...
Have you ever noticed a friend's post on Facebook that made you concerned for their well-being? Now, instead of simply reporting a post to Facebook's busy corporate team, your reported post goes directly to Facebook’s global community operations team, a group of hundreds of people around the world who monitor flagged posts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Posts that are specifically tagged as potentially self-harmful are to be expedited and reviewed more quickly by the team members. The team members who evaluate potentially suicidal content are given special training. So how exactly does this new feature save lives?
When The Transition House started back in 1993, we began as a traditional halfway house which provided substance abuse treatment and transitional housing for men. Throughout many years of growth, we have discovered that a transition house is more than a halfway house, and we've expanded our services to help everyone in all walks of life, including those who have criminal backgrounds.
Topics: DOC Programs
Addictions come in many forms. Some seem obvious – like drug or alcohol addiction – but in this day and age, it's not uncommon for a person to develop an internet addiction. Researchers estimate that 6% of the world's population is addicted to the internet (that's about 420 million people!).
Internet addictions are described as an impulse control disorder that does not include the use of an intoxicating drug. It is oftentimes compared to pathological gambling. Internet addictions use the virtual fantasy world to connect with real people through the internet, as a substitution for real-life human connection, which most are not able to achieve face-to-face.
Attending counseling as a family is a great step in the right direction. No matter the issues that brought you to counseling, whether that's alcohol, substance abuse, marital issues or teens acting out, seeking help is the first step towards creating a better family dynamic. For many people, attending counseling is a decision that does not come easy. To make things a little easier, we've put together a list of four things you can expect to learn while attending family therapy in Kissimmee...
Topics: family counseling
When a family member or a loved one goes through a trauma, our natural response is to help. How can we do this? By showing support. The decision to attend counseling is generally not one that comes easy. Getting help and taking steps to improve your overall mental health is something that should be supported though. Even if you aren’t attending counseling yourself, it's important to be supportive to those who are and help them anyway you can. Here are some tips for showing support to friends or family in therapy for a trauma.
Attending family counseling is a step in the right direction for families in need. Especially when those families have a military background. Whether it is as a spouse or a child, family members can carry heavy burdens from living the life of service. Issues related to previous deployments, and life in general, can cause significant problems in a family's functioning. In extreme cases, this can even result in domestic abuse and violence. Counseling can help families navigate theses issues in a health and positive way.