The Transition House Blog

Transition House employee pulls car accident victim from burning vehicle

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 21, 2016 10:16:00 AM

"Bryan Fritz, one of our supervisors here at [The Transition House’s Dinsmore facility], without regard to his personal safety pulled a car accident victim from a burning vehicle. Bryan is an exemplary employee always going above and beyond in all of his duties as a supervisor for TTH; he can be counted on in any situation. I would like to recognize him for his actions. He has shunned the spotlight and displayed a lot of humility, lamenting that the driver lost his life and that he could not do more."

- Steven W. Alford, The Transition House Facility Director, Dinsmore CRC

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Topics: The Transition House Employees

Autism and family counseling: What you should know

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 14, 2016 11:02:55 AM

Autism affects one in 68 children in the US, and over the last twenty years, the autism rate has steadily increased. Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of three and impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Though there is not a definitive answer for how autism develops, research has shown that there are roots in early brain development.  

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Topics: family counseling

How to pick the right counselor for you

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 13, 2016 5:31:53 PM

Attending counseling is a wonderful positive step towards becoming a happier and healthier you. Once you have decided to attend counseling, your next step is finding a counselor that you feel comfortable with. Having the right counselor can make all the difference in your experience in counseling. Choosing the right counselor who will guide and push you along the way is only half the battle. You must be an active participant in your counseling sessions. We’ve put together a few tips to help guide you in picking the right counselor for you...

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Topics: Counseling

Children and counseling: It's more common than you might think

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 24, 2016 12:05:23 PM

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.

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Topics: Counseling for Children

20 quick tips to calm your anxiety

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 21, 2016 3:22:13 PM

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. 

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Topics: anxiety

3 things people with anxiety want their loved ones to know

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 15, 2016 11:29:49 AM

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...

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Topics: anxiety

Facebook's new mental health feature could save lives

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 9, 2016 10:19:35 AM

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?

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Topics: suicide

How we're changing lives through our DOC programs

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 26, 2016 4:49:44 PM

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. 

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Topics: DOC Programs

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

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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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