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How Anxiety Leads to Anger

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

How Anxiety Leads to Anger

Anxiety has many symptoms beyond just “feeling anxious”. A racing heart, shortness of breath and trouble concentrating are often associated with anxiety. One symptom that many overlook as a biproduct of anxiety is anger. Often times people who have anxiety deal with isolation, feelings of being misunderstood, and other serious issues as a result of their anxiety. Because anxiety can be so hard to control and can cause so much chaos in ones life, it makes sense that someone suffering from it may feel angry. Keep in mind that anger...

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Signs Your Relationship is in Trouble

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Signs Your Relationship is in Trouble

It is common when entering a new relationship for one or both people involved to have doubts or concerns about their new commitment. While having concerns is normal, there are some signs that are actually big red flags that continuing this relationship may not be a good idea. Here is a quick list of some of the signs that may be an indication to take a step back or  slow down. THE PAST IS STILL IN THE PRESENT. This is one of the most obvious and annoying red flags that can pop up in new relationships. If there is baggage that is being...

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Handling Anxiety

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Handling Anxiety

It is likely that at some point in all of our lives we will have a loved one, friend, or coworker that deals with anxiety, or deal with it ourselves. One of the hardest parts of anxiety is that there is a huge breakdown in communication between the afflicted and those surrounding them. Often the people who are around the person dealing with it try their hardest to “make things better”. They often feel that they must walk on eggshells or change how they act to aovid triggering anxiety. The individual who is afflicted with the...

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Recognizing Depression

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Recognizing Depression

While it is recommended and most beneficial for anyone with a suspected mental illness to seek professional help, some may not even know how to recognize that they have a problem. While everyone handles depression differently, and mental illnesses can manifest in a multitude of ways, there are some warning signs that someone is dealing with or even knowingly hiding their depression. This quick checklist gives some of the most prevelant warning signs of possible depression. Struggle with maintaining any good, healthy intimate...

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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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