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The Transition House Blog

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

Transitioning to college with a mental health diagnosis

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 27, 2019 10:34:00 AM

Your college years are an exciting time. For some, this means more independence, new friends, and potentially, a brand new city to explore. A significant life change like graduating high school and attending college can be stressful for any student, and being diagnosed with a mental illness could mean you’ll experience a unique set of challenges. However, managing a mental health condition in college is possible. With support and planning, college students with a mental health diagnosis can thrive. Here are the tools and information to help you do just that.

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Topics: Mental Health Awareness, mental health tips

The parent's guide to talking about mental health

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 20, 2019 10:00:17 AM

Mental health is a part of life, just like physical health. As your children get older, they may begin to have questions about mental health, especially if someone in your family has a diagnosis. Having an honest, age-appropriate conversation can help them navigate their curiosity and teach them how to make their own mental health a priority.

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Topics: Counseling for Children, Mental Health Awareness

The connection between diet, nutrition and mental health

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 1, 2018 2:07:43 PM

Physical health and mental health are strongly linked. Did you know that the quality of your diet can impact your mental health? According to Mental Health America, a poor diet low in nutritious foods can increase your risk for depression, one of the top five leading causes of disability globally.

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Topics: Mental Health Awareness

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

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

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