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But What Does Authentic Mental Health Look Like?

Mental health doesn't need to be a scary topic. It doesn't deserve the reputation it gets.

Online, in medical settings, in workplaces and in family rooms, mental health has been discussed and batted about like it's an evil curse.

Here's the thing.

Every person has mental health. It's an inseparable part of who we are.

When we treat people with mental health issues like they are broken, that's when stigma appears.

But mental health issues can be good or bad, beneficial or damaging. It's all about the approach.

The mission of The Mental Health Update is to present helpful, accessible resources: authentic mental health posts that illuminate the everyday reality of mental health.

Explore the mental health categories on the site. You're bound to find something that resonates and can help you make sense of what you're experiencing. It doesn't matter if you haven't given the topic much consideration--mental health is a core part of everyday life.

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These mental health resources exist for your benefit or the benefit of people you love.

We're glad you're here.

Change People's Minds Without Forcing Behavior - How to Influence People the Right Way

Leonardo DiCaprio taught me forcing behavior doesn't work. It sounds strange to write this, but it's true. Because you can't make someone do something. It's just not possible. But there's another way.


Know Right Now If You're Trying Too Hard (A Short OCD Story)

It's an honest mistake to try too hard. Most people do it. It seems like it would make everything better, but it rarely does. There's something I learned about this. Read my story, and learn what you can from my mistakes.


Can't Focus? (3 BIG Reasons Why--And What to Do About It)

If you can't focus, you're not alone. There are three. big reasons why so many people can't focus. And they're not what you think. You might know one, but you better focus on all three to see results.


How to Deal With An Elephant in the Room (2 Relatable Examples)

It's an elephant. In the room. And no one wants to deal with it. Whether it's within your family or at work, not addressing the elephant in the room can lead to the issue wreaking havoc on your life.


How to Get Thick Skin - The Surprising Way to Develop Thicker Skin

There is a surprisingly simple way to start getting thicker skin. I figured it out, and I felt like an idiot for not approaching my life this way earlier. Once you adopt this mindset, you can get thick skin, too.