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Signs You Should Seek Help

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Signs You Should Seek Help

Many people that could truly benefit from seeking mental health counseling don’t, simply because they aren’t sure if what they are experiencing truly warrants “talking to someone” about. While it is true that some things can be dealt with by an individual fairly appropriately, there are some issues and behaviors that may require a clinical professional’s expertise to help navigate in a healthy way.  Here is a quick reference of behaviors or signs that may warrant looking into professional counseling for yourself or loved...

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ADHD in Adulthood

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

ADHD in Adulthood

In the past ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder was thought to solely affect children and adolescents. This misinformation was mostly based in the idea that a child simply grows out of ADHD. However, years of research has shown that ADHD follows 30-70% of sufferers into adulthood. It is important to understand that ADHD is not simply misbehaving or being “hyper”, it can be a very complex issue with treatment challenges throughout an individual’s lifetime. It is generally marked by a delay in maturity in the area...

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Warning Signs of An Abusive Relationship

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Warning Signs of An Abusive Relationship

Relationships are complex and often complicated. No relationship is perfect, and all relationships will experience difficulties. But it is important to recognize the signs of abuse in a relationship and to reach out for help if you are in an abusive relationship. While physical abuse is more easily recognized, mental and emotional abuse can be hard to spot. Here is a few warning signs of an abusive relationship: Your partner often says hurtful things to you. Your partner embarasses you intentionally in public settings (often by talking down...

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How to Beat Self-Doubt

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

How to Beat Self-Doubt

Self-doubt can happen to even the most confident and capable people.  Self-doubt is described as a feeling of uncertainty about one or more aspects of  yourself. Self-doubt can apply to any ability or aspect of perosnality, ranging from your intelligience to your attractiveness. Additionally, certain times of your life or situations may cause self-doubt to become more active. To some extent self-doubt is normal and can even be helpful, but if self-doubt begins holding you back or causing you significant issues, you may need to take steps to...

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Ways to Better Your Self-Reflection

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Ways to Better Your Self-Reflection

You may have heard the term self-reflection used and even suggested as a means to improve your mental and emotional health. But what exactly is self-reflection and how can you do it effectively? Essentially self-reflection is serious thought that you put into examining your thoughts, actions, motives, and character.  While it sounds simple and maybe even a little silly, self-reflection is an important tool for growth and recovery. It allows you to examine what has worked for you, what has caused you issues, and how you can change things to...

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The Best Apps for your Mental Health

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

The Best Apps for your Mental Health

In today’s world, Smartphones and apps are a huge part of our daily activites. Most people know where their phone is at all times, and the typical person checks their phone about 85 times per day according to a recent Gallup poll. That’s 85 opportunities for you to check in on your mental health daily , thanks to some great new apps that are available. While professional help is always a good starting point, these apps can help you deal in between sessions with your therapist. Here is  a compiled list of the top rated apps for...

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Bouncing Back from Rejection

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Bouncing Back from Rejection

Everyone faces rejection of some sort at some point in their lives. Surprisingly, many well-adjusted and confident adults can have major emotional or mental setbacks due to rejection. While most people anticipate and understand that rejection is a part of life, many are not able to process or easily move on from rejections. Here is a quick list of things that will help you overcome rejection you may face in your life. BE KIND TO YOURSELF. This is pretty simple, but very important when it comes to dealing with rejection. when someone is...

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What is Codependency?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

What is Codependency?

You may have heard the term codependency used fairly often, but you may not fully understand what it is. Codependency is typically defined as a relationship pattern where you focus on others at your own expense. This can happen through various channels, but typically codependency is characterized by a person belonging to a dysfunctional, one-sided relationship where one person needs validation or confirmation from the other for all of their emotional and self-esteem needs. It can also describes a relationship that enables another person to...

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Bouncing Back After a Mental Health Relapse

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Bouncing Back After a Mental Health Relapse

Have you ever felt like you are in an amazing space emotionally and mentally and then before you can even get comfortable feeling stable, something happens and before you know it you are back in your negative emotional or mental space reeling and trying to find where you went wrong. This can often be defines as a mental health relapse. A “relapse” is when troubling symptoms come back or get worse. It can be scary and even intimidating to come back from a mental health relapse, but working on recovering is one of the healthiest and best...

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Better Ways to Handle Anger

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Better Ways to Handle Anger

Anger is a normal emotion for anyone to have from time to time. However, for some anger can be debilitating or overwhelming. If you feel like your anger is out of control it may be due to not having healthy coping habits or the necessary tools to appropriately process and express your anger. Here is a quick list of do’s and dont’s to help you better process and cope with your anger: Do express how you feel through considerate and clam language. Don’t blame others for your anger or your feelings. Do take accountability for...

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