Spotlight: A Q&A with Horizon Health Services

Oct 1, 2020

The disease of mental illness presents an urgent public health crisis and impacts families in every neighborhood of our community.

Horizon Health Services offers comprehensive, person-centered care for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Patients and their families collaboratively embark on a journey towards change and wellness.

Services include outpatient, detox, crisis stabilization and rehabilitation — residential treatment at the Horizon Village Sanborn Campus.

Horizon provides ongoing care for individuals following treatment to prevent relapse and serve as a support system for the individual, family and loved ones. Horizon ensures that all individuals and families are supported after residential treatment, detox or outpatient therapy, offering job skills and vocational services, home health care, and other case management services.

Horizon staff members recently shared an update on their work and reducing the stigma of mental illness.

Q: Why did your organization become a member of The Anti-Stigma coalition?

Horizon is proud to be a member of The Anti-Stigma Coalition. This is a vital resource for our community that emphasizes the need to continue to build local networks, cultivate community relationships to share resources and provide education and access to support our community and those struggling with mental health disorders.

Q: How does the campaign align with your work?

As we know, millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. At Horizon, it’s important for us to measure how common mental illness is and how we can provide continued services and treatment resources for our patients and their families. We know that effective treatment makes recovery from behavioral health disorders possible. The Anti-Stigma campaign has continued the conversation around mental illness in our WNY community and because of this, more community members are bringing their concerns to the forefront, reaching out for help and becoming more open to having these conversations due to the visibility of this campaign.

Q: What impact is the Campaign having in the community?

The disease of mental illness presents an urgent public health crisis and impacts families in every neighborhood of our community. Education, prevention and treatment are the most effective weapons. This campaign brings the availability of education and support to our community members and we are beyond lucky to have this collaboration and awareness as we work together to provide hope and healing to those in need each and every day.