Behavioral Health Blog

Are You Stuck In A Cycle Of Negativity?

It’s not uncommon for a person’s perception of themselves to be entirely different to that of those around them, and without even realizing it, they could be stuck in a cycle of negativity. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t know themselves very well, they’re just not recognizing the symptoms of negativity that they may be displaying, or may have trouble facing them. Here…

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How To Embrace Your Emotions So They Don’t Control You

There is no doubt that emotions can be incredibly powerful, and what mood you’re in can determine how you interact with those around you, how much money you spend, how you face up to challenges and how you spend your time. If you’re not careful, your emotions can end up controlling every aspect of your life, but learn to regulate them, and you’ll become…

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Growing Pains Offer a Chance to Serve

When a community grows, there's bound to be pains related to increased demands on systems and resources. El Paso County, home to Colorado Springs, leads the state in population growth and its growing pains are palpable as it strives to meet demands for access to nutritious food, housing, and physical and behavioral/mental health care. Mental Health The latter, mental health (and the oft co-occurring…

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What Is CBT And Could It Help You?

Our behaviors are influenced by our thoughts and feelings, and a psychotherapeutic treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help us to better understand the connection between the way we act, and the way we think. Often abbreviated to CBT, this form of treatment can be used to treat common disorders such as addiction, phobias, depression and anxiety, and is usually short-term. Individuals are taught…

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Could You Be Depressed And Not Know It?

While more and more of us are talking about mental health conditions and understanding and recognizing their symptoms these days, it’s still possible that we don’t always know when a person might be suffering from depression, and here’s why: Depression can manifest itself differently: Two individuals suffering from depression may experience totally different symptoms, and the severity can differ significantly, too. While one person…

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The Link Between Tiredness And Depression

Experts state that it’s extremely rare for fatigue and general tiredness not to be one of the symptoms of depression, and most agree that the two go hand in hand; but why? How tiredness and depression are inextricably linked: Perhaps the most poignant link is the quality of sleep that the individual regularly gets. Research has shown that for the average adult to function…

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Moving On From An Abusive Relationship

An abusive relationship is not always one that involves physical violence, in fact, in many cases emotional abuse takes the worst toll. Relationships can be complex and often revolve around varying emotional needs. Individuals may remain in an abusive relationship for months, sometimes even years and tolerate unimaginable cruelty in the name of love or dependence. Breaking the cycle of abuse can be a…

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The Stigma’s Gone – Seeking Help From A Therapist Does NOT Mean You’re Crazy

While for some there is still a (very) small degree of stigma surrounding mental health, if you had broke the news to a friend or colleague two decades ago that you were seeing a counselor or therapist, they might well think that if you weren’t already crazy, you were well on your way. They might have had visions of you lying down on a…

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Should You Seek Treatment For Your Angry Outbursts?

Do you suffer from sudden episodes of impulsive or explosive aggression? Do you sometimes react to situations in a manner which is out of proportion and out of character? Maybe you get yourself involved in incidents of road rage, domestic abuse or simply screaming at the people you love? If so, this is likely causing significant distress and upset to you and those around…

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Does Your Child Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Food?

Eating disorders are becoming more and more common among kids and teenagers these days, and for a variety of different reasons. However, while some of these reasons may be the same ones that affected young people decades ago, it’s safe to say that a growing number of them are a consequence of the times. In an era of cyber bullying and social media pressures,…

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