The Transition House Blog

3 mindfulness exercises for depression and anxiety

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Mindfulness is a popular term to describe the act of being present in the here and now. This is similar to the term grounding, which is more often used by psychologists to describe the method of returning our thoughts to our experience in the present moment. Mindfulness practices include meditation and yoga, but can also include coping methods such as identifying your feelings, acknowledging your emotions without judgment, and, generally speaking, practicing kindness for yourself and how you feel. 

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Topics: anxiety, depression, Mindfulness

TTHI Counseling Center opens in Chattanooga

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 16, 2017 12:56:31 PM

The Transition House is celebrating the opening of our newest counseling center in Chattanooga, Tennessee! On June 8, 2017, The Transition House, along with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, celebrated our grand opening with a ribbon cutting and reception surrounded by members of the local community.

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Topics: Counseling

5 coping skills to teach your children

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 16, 2017 12:48:32 PM

Children are often emotional and unpredictable. Sometimes, when children are confronted with new challenges or unfamiliar feelings, they may have difficulty coping with their emotions. Teaching coping skills to your children can go a long way in helping them overcome negative feelings. Use these coping skills when your child is feeling anxious or upset.

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Topics: Childhood Depression, Counseling for Children

The advantages of attending the best residential care programs

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 10, 2017 11:07:00 AM

When seeking treatment for substance abuse, participating in a drug rehab program can be essential to recovery. Relapse for drug addiction and substance abuse is common, at an estimated rate of 40% to 60%. Attending a residential care program for the treatment of substance and drug abuse can help to reduce the rate of relapse.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Residential Care

10 early warning signs of mental illness

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Mental illness is not just one type of disorder or disease. Mental illness refers to over 200 diagnoses including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, dementia and bipolar disorder. A person struggling with a mental illness is likely to have difficulty coping with everyday stressors, to the point where it interferes with their ability to lead a normal life.

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Topics: Signs of Depression, anxiety, Mental Health Awareness

3 most common mental health concerns for veterans

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Servicemen and women have always taken care of their physical health. In today’s world, mental health is just as important.

While military life can be rewarding, it is also difficult. According to a study conducted in 2014, 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition. The mental health concerns of veterans are unique. Things you might have seen or experienced during your time in the military can affect your long term mental health, and make it difficult to transition to civilian life. Even veterans that have successfully transitioned may have lingering mental health concerns.

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Topics: Help for Veterans, PTSD, depression, Traumatic Brain Injury

How mindfulness can improve symptoms of depression

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 12, 2017 6:43:03 PM

What is mindfulness? Simply put, it is the practice of being fully present here and now. Its origins span back two millennia. Exercises such as breath work, yoga and meditation all fall into the category of mindfulness. When coupled with counseling and medication, mindfulness can be an effective treatment for depression.

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Topics: depression, Mindfulness

What are the risk factors for substance abuse?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 5, 2017 11:17:00 AM

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes a person more likely to struggle with substance abuse, but decades of research have given psychologists a better understanding of several risk factors. These risk factors can be classified into the following categories: biological, environmental, and developmental.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction

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

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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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