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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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Holiday Stress (9 Sanity-Saving Strategies That Work)

Let's be real. The holidays can be awful for your mental health. There is SO much pressure, which can lead to SO much stress. But what if you had strategies that actually worked? That's what I want to talk with you about now.


Get a Different Perspective - How to Change Yours in 15 Minutes

When life is going wrong, it means something important. It means you need to develop a different perspective. If you had the right perspective now, you wouldn't be struggling. It's OK. I'm here to walk you through it.


The 2 Key Components of a Meaningful Life

To be mentally healthy, there are a lot of components to get right. One of these components is finding meaning. And meaning? It can also be broken down into components. It's time to learn what they are.


"I Can't Do Anything Right" (Now You Can With This Strategy)

Can't do anything right? It can be an awful feeling. But you're not alone. There's an approach that has worked for me that can work for you too. But you have to understand the strategy and try it out. Start today.


Chest Pain and Anxiety (My ER Story)

Having intense chest pain is one of the scariest feelings I know. This is my story about chest pain that turned out to be anxiety. It's incredibly common, and that's why I wrote this.