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The Transition House Blog

Peer support specialists: Using lived experience to help others

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 14, 2020 1:36:04 PM

On your road to recovery from mental health and substance use disorders, you’ll encounter many people who become integral parts of your care. Perhaps one of the individuals you’ll meet and most closely relate to is a peer support specialist.

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Topics: Counseling, Mental Health services, addiction, therapy, peer support specialists

What does self-care really mean?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 1, 2020 1:31:56 PM

Self-care is an important part of any mental health routine. Practicing regular self-care can improve your mental health and reduce the negative impact of chronic stress on your mind and body. While a little bit of stress is a natural part of life, it is important to practice self-care to promote relaxation and peace of mind for overall health and well-being.  

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Topics: stress, Mindfulness, mental health tips

A message from our new CEO, Melissa Lucas

Posted by Melissa Lucas on Apr 8, 2020 3:06:40 PM

I am beyond excited to take the reins of this incredible agency and all of the support that I have received from the Board, the executive team and our staff has been nothing short of inspiring. I’m particularly fortunate to be surrounded by such a dedicated and talented team as we take this organization into the future.

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Topics: Transition House, The Transition House Employees

Our best advice for coping with depression

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When you are struggling with depression symptoms, your daily activities can become more difficult. You might experience trouble sleeping, changes to your appetite, and a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy.

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Topics: depression, mental health tips

How counseling can address eating disorders

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 24, 2020 8:06:14 PM

Eating disorders are not simply a lifestyle or diet choice. Eating disorders are a serious medical illness that can be potentially life-threatening. They can affect people of all ages, body weights, and genders. Fortunately, therapy, medical treatment and monitoring, and nutritional counseling can help people overcome eating disorders and live a healthy life.

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Topics: eating disorders

How to better manage stress

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 21, 2020 3:39:05 PM

Stress is a natural part of life that can be the result of both negative and positive experiences. Because stress can take a toll on your physical health, learning how to manage stress is important. Healthy coping skills can help you build resilience and improve your health.

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Topics: anxiety, stress, panic attacks, mental health tips

Annual mental health to-do list

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jan 30, 2020 2:52:02 PM

Learning how to care for your mental health is important. Good mental health begins by having the right resources and tools to recognize the symptoms of mental illness and find the help you need.

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Topics: mental health tips

5 goals to set for better mental health

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Dec 31, 2019 11:33:33 AM

Better mental health is at the top of our list of goals this year. To get there, we’re focusing on small but impactful daily habits that are easy for anyone to add to their routine. While change won’t happen overnight, we think mental health is something worth working on daily.

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Topics: mental health tips

Coping with grief during the holidays

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Dec 9, 2019 10:57:00 AM

Celebrating the holidays can be difficult when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. The influx of grief this time of year is a common reason many people seek the help of a therapist. Grief typically surfaces around Thanksgiving and continues to build throughout the holiday season.

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Topics: Mental Health Awareness, grief

Enjoying the holidays when you have anxiety

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 22, 2019 10:44:17 AM

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but if you cope with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or social anxiety, the holidays can be particularly stressful. Managing your expectations, celebrating responsibly, knowing your limits, and seeking the support of trusted family and friends are a few of the ways you can manage holiday stress.

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Topics: anxiety, stress, mental health tips

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