The Transition House Blog

Is risky behavior a sign of mental illness?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Mental health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. While mental illnesses are common and often treatable, people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently.

Certain habits and behaviors could increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illness. They may even be signs of mental health problems themselves. Engaging in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors is a common way people might avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem.

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Topics: Mental Health Awareness

Meet the counselors: Joy Moody, counselor in St. Cloud

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 24, 2017 4:16:49 PM

Part of having a successful counseling experience is finding a counselor who is a good fit for you, your needs and your expectations. If you are looking for counseling in Central Florida, Joy Moody is a Clinical Social Worker at our Counseling Center in St. Cloud. We got together with Joy to talk about her work with The Transition House and her experience as a counselor.

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Topics: Counseling

How growing up with an alcoholic parent affects your life

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 21, 2017 11:37:14 AM

The effects of growing-up with an alcoholic parent can be debilitating and long-lasting. Adult children of alcoholics may experience denial, impulse control, and depression. They are also more likely to become alcoholics themselves.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence

5 things you may be doing because of social anxiety

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 10, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Social anxiety disorder is often misunderstood. Social anxiety is more than being shy and often co-exists with anxiety, depression and other mental illness or disorders. Sufferers might feel shame and anxiety for being unable to participate fully in their own life - whether that’s socially or professionally - and they may feel embarrassed for feeling shame or anxiety at all. The good news is that counseling can help social anxiety, but first, see if you recognize any of these behaviors.

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Topics: Counseling, anxiety

How anxiety disorders affect your brain

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 5, 2017 12:01:49 PM

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, over 40 million people in the US over the age of 18 suffer from some anxiety-related disorder. Millions more go undiagnosed every year. These statistics are a reminder of the many individuals that live with anxiety disorders and their effects everyday. Anxiety doesn’t just affect your mental health; it also affects your physical health. Anxiety can make you physically ill. These sicknesses can be temporary, but excessive worry and stress can cause serious health problems including:

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Topics: anxiety

Tips for moving past an affair in your marriage

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 24, 2017 3:30:14 PM

Infidelity can rock a marriage to its core. An estimated 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce, and many of those divorces happen after an individual has had an affair. But not every couple who experiences this difficulty in their relationship chooses to get a divorce. Moving past an affair can seem impossible; your heartbreak and disappointment for your partner can be overwhelming. It is possible, though, with the right amount of counseling and effort of both parties involved, you can rebuild trust and the foundation you built your marriage upon. We’ve got a few tips below for moving past an affair in your marriage.

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Topics: Counseling

Recovering from emotional abuse that occurred during your childhood

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 21, 2017 12:24:59 PM

Adults can spend a majority of their lives confronting things that happened to them in their childhood. If you've gone through an emotional trauma or emotional abuse has occurred in your childhood, it can take years to come to terms with these experiences. It is completely possible with counseling to overcome these issues. Similarly to many other forms of abuse, the victims can suppress feelings emotional neglect is difficult to identify as there are frequently no observable signs. More importantly, emotional neglect is generally unrecognized by the child until symptoms begin to appear in adulthood. The symptoms of childhood emotional abuse or neglect that show up in adulthood include:
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Topics: Active Parenting

Tips for raising an emotionally healthy child

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 20, 2017 10:36:22 AM

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Tips for keeping sober this St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 8, 2017 1:56:26 PM

One of the biggest drinking days of the year is coming up – St. Patrick’s Day. A celebration of the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has become known more for drinking than celebrating Irish heritage, especially in the U.S. When you’re out celebrating as a newly sober person, it can be difficult to resist temptations. When you are newly sober, even a simple fun holiday like St. Patrick's Day can be an extremely stressful time. Added social pressures can cause even the strongest person to relapse. To help you during this crucial time, we’ve put together a few tips to ensure that you enjoy St. Patrick's Day with your sobriety intact.

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Help support The Transition House programs by donating needed items

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 23, 2017 3:01:55 PM

 

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The Transition House is a behavioral health organization serving the public and homeless veterans in Osceola County.

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