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The Transition House Blog

New Year's Resolutions for Mental Health

Posted by Dr. Jaymes Gonzales on Jan 4, 2021 11:01:38 AM

With the new year coming up, there’s no better time to start practicing some new healthy habits. New Year’s resolutions can lead to increased motivation, sense of achievement, and self-esteem, which all play a huge role in your mental health. Setting realistic goals will give you something to look forward to achieving as you get out of bed each morning. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions that can greatly benefit your mental health. 

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

Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

Posted by Dr. Jaymes Gonzales on Jan 4, 2021 11:01:06 AM

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs annually for some people starting in the fall and continuing through the winter months. However, this may be the first time you or somebody you know is experiencing it. Don’t brush it off as just a case of the “winter blues.” Instead, take the steps that will help boost your mood and motivation throughout the holiday season. Here are five things to consider to keep your mental health in check:

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

How to Overcome Mental Health Stigma

Posted by Dr. James Gonzales on Dec 8, 2020 2:16:38 PM

Mental illness awareness and the need for treatment has continued to grow over recent years. However, many people who need help with their mental health still don’t seek it. Why? One major reason people are reluctant to reach out is the fear of being stigmatized if they admit they need help. Admitting your problem to your doctor, peers, or even yourself can be difficult, but seeking help is the most effective way to lead you to your desired lifestyle.

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

10 Ways to Spend a Mental Health Day

Posted by Dr. James Gonzales on Dec 8, 2020 2:11:24 PM

There are tons of reasons why you might need a mental health day. However, it all comes down to personalizing your day to give your body the rest it needs. A mental health day allows you to take a break and put your mental health first, forgetting about all of the things that stress you out on a day-to-day basis. Not exactly sure what to do on a mental health day? Here are ten ideas that will leave you recharged. 

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

Five Essential Components of a Recovery Journey

Posted by Dr. James Gonzales on Dec 8, 2020 2:06:36 PM

Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation that leads to improved health, wellness, and quality of life. The journey to full recovery takes time, but new discoveries and positive changes are encouraging things you can begin to look forward to early on. Check out these five components of a successful recovery journey. 

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

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

Therapy for children and adolescents

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 7, 2020 12:06:00 PM

Searching for the best therapist for your child can be challenging. How do you know who to choose? Which therapist is the best fit for your child or family system?

Kids and teens need therapy when they experience challenges that are difficult to cope with alone. These challenges can affect how well they think, feel, or act.

Many times, children are able to cope with challenges on their own. In some circumstances, therapy can help them in that process. In fact, all families need support or family counseling from time-to-time to learn how to improve communication and cope in a healthy way.

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Topics: Childhood Depression, suicide, teen substance abuse, family counseling, therapy, depression

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

How therapy can support addiction recovery

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 24, 2019 2:52:48 PM

Regardless of where you are in your journey towards addiction recovery, therapy can support you through treatment and better prepare you for any challenges you might encounter. In this article, we’ll discuss how therapy can be a vital component of your addiction treatment plan.

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Topics: Counseling, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy, addiction recovery program

How alcohol addiction treatment works

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 31, 2019 10:41:31 AM

Alcohol addiction affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. While alcohol use disorder is a disease, like most medical conditions, it is treatable. Every person’s journey to sobriety and recovery is different. In this blog, we’ll help you understand how alcohol addiction treatment works so you better understand your options for recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Mental Health services, Alcohol Dependence, Behavioral health services, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy

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