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The Transition House Blog

How to talk to your doctor about mental health

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 22, 2020 12:10:45 PM

When you first begin seeking treatment or when you switch healthcare providers, learning about the symptoms you’re experiencing is one of the first things you’ll do together. Talking about your mental health can be challenging, but it’s important and can help you get the right treatment plan to treat your mental illness.

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Topics: Counseling, Mental Health services, therapy, mental health tips

Step-by-step guide to getting therapy

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 30, 2020 2:51:56 PM

Most people consider starting therapy because one or more aspects of their life feel challenging or overwhelming. But when the process to find a therapist is also overwhelming, it can bring up our resistance and deflate our momentum for better self-care. Choosing the right therapist really depends on your needs and the counseling style that will work best for you. 

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Topics: Services, Counseling, Mental Health services, Behavioral health services, mental health tips, telehealth

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

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 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

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

What does gratitude have to do with mental health?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 15, 2019 1:06:51 PM

Small, healthy habits can have a positive impact on your mental health. A daily practice of expressing gratitude can improve your emotional and physical health, and even positively affect your self-esteem and build resilience.

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Topics: mental health tips

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

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The Transition House is a behavioral health organization serving the public in Florida and Tennessee.

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