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Mental Health Doesn't Have 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 battered 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 mental health articles that illuminate the everyday reality of mental health.

Explore the mental health categories on the site. You're bound to find something that resonates. 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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Need to Get Away From It All? Here's Why That May Not Work

Before you make a rash decision to physically go somewhere else, you have to ask yourself as many questions as you can. Learn about what those questions are--and why getting away may not be the answer you're looking for.


Stop Your Scattered Thinking and Racing Thoughts With 3 Powerful Strategies

Now, some of these strategies take time. That's just life. But if you want to clear your mind and get through your day in peace and productivity, I've found that they're well worth the effort.


Why Being Grateful Is NOT Enough

Being grateful normally works because it snaps you out of doom-and-gloom thinking by focusing you on your present good fortune. But it's simply not enough in most cases.


Questions and Answers - Questions Are Better Than Answers

So much of mental health comes back to a feeling of aliveness, of vitality and seeking wisdom.To find that feeling of aliveness, do you need a prepackaged answer, or do you need to ask the right question


White Privilege Anxiety - What It Is and What to Do About It

My family is multiracial. My dad is half-black, but I can pass as white. And this gives me great anxiety. Here's what I'm doing about it.