The Transition House Blog

Internet addiction: How much time is too much time online?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 18, 2016 4:13:07 PM

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.

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Topics: addiction

4 things you'll learn when attending family counseling

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 12, 2016 5:23:27 PM

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...

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Topics: family counseling

How friendships can actually make you healthier

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 10, 2016 5:01:45 PM

 

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Tips for showing your support to a loved one in counseling for a trauma

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 22, 2016 5:06:25 PM

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.

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Topics: Counseling

Family counseling for Veterans: How it can help

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 20, 2016 11:36:09 AM

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.

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Topics: Help for Veterans, family counseling

The warning signs of depression and suicide in young adults

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 12, 2016 11:45:56 AM

Young adult and teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for those between ages 10 and 24. The mental health community and advocates for young adults are working to bring awareness to this major issue. Providing suicide and depression treatment for young adults is a crucial element to making a positive change to this situation. It’s not just mental health professionals who can help, though – knowing the warning signs of depression and suicide, so that you know when to ask questions and when to encourage someone to get help, can lower the young adult and teen suicide rate.

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Topics: suicide, depression

Orlando mental health community rallies for victims of Pulse shooting

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 7, 2016 3:14:03 PM

A little less than a month after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, our community and the surrounding areas have come together in ways no one could have imagined. Especially our colleagues in the mental health field.

After a trauma like this one, counseling is a right that should be afforded to everyone. Our neighbors in Orlando have made sure that this is true. From free counseling services, to providing food and supplies to emergency responders, the response in our community was nothing short of amazing. Here are a few of our neighboring organizations in Orlando that have responded in wonderful ways in the wake of this tragedy. They certainly deserve our praise!

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3 things you should know about postpartum depression

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 28, 2016 3:14:29 PM

Postpartum depression seems to have an air of mystery surrounding it. New moms feel they have to keep the depression and anxiety going on inside of them, a secret all to themselves. Even celebrity moms are often featured in the news about having postpartum depression. What the general public and news stories sometimes lack, are concrete facts about the disorder, symptoms to look out for and ways that new moms can get help. We’ve put together a list of 3 things that everyone should know about postpartum depression (PPD).

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Topics: depression

How grief counseling can help you cope with the loss of a parent

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 20, 2016 3:37:21 PM

Losing a parent is something that profoundly affects the rest of your life. Regardless of the relationship you had with your parent, the loss of your mother or father can take a significant toll on your emotional well-being. The mourning process is one that doesn’t have a time frame. Talking to someone or attending grief counseling can be very beneficial to those who are mourning the loss of a parent.

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PTSD affects more than just veterans

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 15, 2016 5:59:54 PM

When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), what is the first thing that comes to mind? Soldiers in war zones, probably. For most, PTSD is widely associated with the United States Military and combat soldiers. What most people are unaware of, though, is how the average person can suffer from PTSD at any given time, too. An estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives.

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Topics: PTSD

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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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