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Prepare for the Worst With This Ancient Technique - Premeditatio Malorum

Your friend dies. You suddenly become very ill. You lost your wallet and keys. All terrible events in their own right. But what do you actually do when the unexpected happens?

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Can't Stop Worrying About the Future? (What to Do Right Now)

If you can't stop thinking about the future, there are some things you should know. It's possible to escape the "future trap," but it takes some work on your end. This will help you focus on the right work.

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How Mental Health Poetry Can Help You, Starting Today

I never thought mental health poetry would help me as much as it does. First, I'll explain it. Then, I'll show you how it can help you, too.

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Good Habits Don't Have to Be Perfect to Benefit You

Have you ever tried to implement tons of new habits perfectly and all at once? It just doesn't work. The "perfect" approach won't get you far--but doing this will.

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2 Counterintuitive Ways to Be Helpful Today

There is no one-size-fits-all kind of help. In fact, the best ways of being helpful are the ones that people think about the least. In this post, you'll find two that you can start using today.

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Why the Inner Work is the Most Important Kind

The best way to improve your life is to do the inner work. Improve yourself, and you'll find it much easier to change the world around you. This post will show you how.

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Holiday Mental Health Guide - Improve Your Mental Health During the Holidays

What is it about the holidays that makes people lose their minds? You don't have to follow suit. You can maintain your mental health, even increase it. This short guide will show you how.

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How to Live Life in the Right Now: 3 Steps

It's tempting to escape to the past or present when life is terrible. But living in the right now is the only place where change happens. Here's how to do it.

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There are Other Words for Depressed. Here's Why to Use Them.

When you're feeling depressed and you're at your lowest point, it can be almost impossible to escape your confining vocabulary. But it can help. This is why it's worth a try. Here are other words for "depressed."

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When You Don't Fit the "Right" Definition of OCD

"You don't seem like the kind of person who has OCD." A moving story about one man's experience sharing his story with a group.

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The Meaning of Reframing (And How it Can Help You)

Learning this skill will save you a lot of emotional trouble.

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What to Do With End-of-the-Year Emotions

Big emotions are bound to surface when one year ends and another begins. But what do you do with those emotions? Read all the way to the end for important questions to consider.

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3 Positive Mental Health Poems From My First Book, In Search of Happiness

My first mental health book, In Search of Happiness, will be out at the end of May 2020! Here are three mental health poems from the book.

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Get Your Life Back NOW By Understanding 6 Feelings - I Hate My Life

When a person says, "I hate my life," you tend to think they know what they're talking about, right? Not exactly. There's more going on beneath the surface.

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"I Don't Care About Anything" - Anhedonia is the Answer

There is one word that describes the feeling of not caring about anything. It's "anhedonia." Even if you haven't heard of it, you can learn about it fast--AND get a plan to help you start caring again.

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4 BIG Reasons Why You're Feeling Stuck in Life (With Solutions)

There are many reasons why you might feel stuck in life, but these are four of the most common. Don't worry, we also included potential solutions that can get you unstuck.

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Am I a Narcissist? (Seeing Yourself in the Types of Narcissism)

You might be wondering: Am I a narcissist? Is it possible? My answer might surprise you. But once the surprise settles, you'll see what I mean.

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"My Life is Falling Apart!" (Stop and Remember Just ONE Thing)

Your life. Is falling apart. Or is it? I've been there before. To my surprise, there was one thing I needed to remember.

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A Quick, 3-Part Strategy to Stop Saying "I Can't Do Anything Right"

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.

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Anxiety Action Plan - Beat Your Anxiety With This Simple Approach

I use a simple anxiety action plan whenever I'm feeling really anxious. It helps me beat my anxiety. I don't know how I ever managed without this approach.

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Pretending To Be Happy? (3 Dead Giveaways--And Why You Shouldn't Pretend)

When I was suffering from depression years ago, I thought I had to pretend to be happy to get through it. I thought I had to let everyone know that I was OK, that nothing was wrong with me. But it made it much worse. Here's why.

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My Top 5 Mental Health Lessons For 2021

Here are my top mental health lessons for 2021. As a mental health advocate who thinks and writes constantly about mental health, 2020 crushed me just like everyone else. Here's what I learned.

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THE Number 1 Action to Stop Feeling Unappreciated Now

Not feeling appreciated. What can you do about this troublesome feeling? There's a step you can take, but it's not easy. Fortunately, if you follow it, you'll save yourself a lot of heartache and mental strife in the long run.

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In 5 Minutes, Go From "No One Understands Me" to Understood

I've always felt misunderstood. I've always felt like sort of an oddball. But these 3 questions changed everything for me. You can learn them in 5 minutes...if that.

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"My Life Is Over" - 3 Big Reasons It's Not

So, you feel your life is over. I've been there. It's an awful feeling. But it's also a feeling that lies to you. If you're feeling this way now, then you must read through these three reasons why your life is not over.

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How to Get Out of a Mental Rut Today - 3 Powerful Methods

I've been experimenting with a new way of looking at the world. And it's been working well for me. It's something that most people don't do. At least, I haven't heard many people bring up this approach.

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How to Relax Your Mind From Stress (3 Easy Steps)

Are you stressed out? Do you feel like you can't ever relax? I get it. I've struggled with it many times in my life. And it's through the struggle that I learned three simple steps that help relax my mind. They really work.

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My Story - How I, Jordan Brown, Got Into the Mental Health Field

I'm Jordan Brown, and this is my vulnerable story of how I got into the mental health field. What's interesting is that the lessons I learned can be used to understand how anyone gets into anything in life.

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I Wrote This Mental Health Book For You

I truly believe this is my best work so far. It's a collection of my best writing from years of poems and essays. It's something I wrote for you. It's something I wrote for anyone who is questioning if life is worth living.

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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.

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The Intention Habit (The Answer to "I Don't Know What I Want")

By not stopping to think about what I actually wanted, literally anything could happen--and I wouldn't be able to tell if it was good or bad. If this sounds like you, you need to build a habit of intention. Here's how.

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3 Anxiety Demons You Might Recognize

There are three main types of anxiety demons. Most people can recognize one or two--but maybe not all three. But it's important to take the time to see if any of these are negatively affecting your life.

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Scared of Change? (My Eye-Opening Experience At Work)

You can be scared of change and still adapt to the always-changing world. How? You have to remember a few very important things that will give you a leg up on the change process.

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How to Stop Being Controlling (And Why Trying to Control Others Doesn't Work)

Control is elusive--we can't ever have it. But we can have something else. There's another, more effective way to approach all kinds of relationships.

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Feeling Shame and (Actually) Talking About It

There's a feeling that no one talks about. And not talking about it only makes the feeling grow. It's shame. Fortunately, I stumbled on a 3-step formula that helped me move past my shame.

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Living With Personality Disorders - The Greatest Stigma

I asked a question on Twitter yesterday. I asked: "What is a mental illness that you feel gets little to no attention?" While there were a variety of responses, one topic grabbed people's attention as being particularly elusive.

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Struggling to Put Yourself First (Secure Your Self Worth)

If there's one thing I notice about kind people, it's this. They struggle to put themselves first If you struggle with this, there's something important you need to know.

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How to Put Yourself First

Do you struggle with saying "no?" Do you struggle with putting yourself first? Then, you need to read this. And fast.

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"Am I Unlovable?" What you (actually) need to know

Do you feel unlovable? Do you feel there are parts of you that you just can't share? It's a common problem. But I'm going to let you in on a little secret to help you right now.

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Life Spiraling Out of Control? (Use This 5-Minute Technique)

It's a simple technique, and all it requires is 5 minutes, a blank sheet of paper (printer paper is perfect), and a pen! Use this to get your life back in control, fast.

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What Happens When You Improve Your Mental Health

The reason you improve yourself is not what you think–it’s not about you. Because that’s what you see on the surface. Deep down, there is something else going on, something that will really surprise you.

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Will 2021 Be Better For You? (Follow These Steps to Find Out)

In order for something to be better, there needs to be a comparison. There needs to be a point of reference. And if we use 2020 as our point of reference, we're going to end up with a skewed perspective.

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How Email Will Transform Mental Health in 2021

Email seems like it would be a strange medium to discuss mental health issues. But, the more I think about it, the less strange it seems. Because email has some benefits that other platforms, such as social media, do not have.

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Holiday Wisdom...From Social Media? (2020 Holidays on Facebook)

I learned 4 huge lessons from Facebook during the 2020 holiday season. At first, it made me really sad. But now I'm glad I learned these important lessons.

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A Mental Health Vaccine - Would You Take It?

Would you take a mental health vaccine? With an international pandemic still raging, vaccines have been in the news a lot lately. But what about mental health? What would a mental health vaccine look like?

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Holiday Mental Health Guide (Updated for 2021)

Holidays are terrible for mental health. They really are. There's so much pressure. So I came up with three principles that have served me well. Learn them. Use them to your advantage.

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Unrealistic Expectations From Others [Easy 4-Step Guide]

Unrealistic expectations are the worst. I really struggled with them for a long time. That is, until I realized I could use a 4-step process to deal with the expectations people placed on me.

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Learning to Accept Awful Reality (My Story of Accepting What Is)

I've struggled with my mental health for most of my life. Over time, I realized that an inability to face reality was only making my anxiety and OCD worse. This is how I learned to finally accept reality.

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"Why Am I So Depressed?" 3 Relatable Answers You Need to Know

I went to grad school to become a social worker. Still, there's a medical way of looking at depression. And there's the everyday reality of what depression looks and feels like. These 3 answers explain it all.

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Awkward Silence Is Not Bad (Use This Powerful Technique)

There's something that makes a lot of people uncomfortable.But it's something that's actually really effective in relationships.When used properly, this technique can improve your relationships while also increasing your mental he

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Stressed Out? Tasks Mindset vs Schedule Mindset

If you're feeling stressed out, there's something you should know. I realized I was using the wrong mindset to get work done. Once I realized this, my life got so much easier--and less stressful.

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Why Dark Thoughts Seem So Bad (But Aren't)

If you're like most people, dark thoughts is not a topic you want to discuss--or even consider. But I want you to suspend your judgment for a few minutes. Dark thoughts may not be as bad as you think.

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The 1 Thing You Need for Constructive Criticism

If you're like me, you probably learned to hate constructive criticism. But that's because the criticism was missing one crucial element. Learn about what that element is--and how you can apply it.

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Feel Like a Failure? Use This Quick Action Plan

Do you feel like a failure? You're not alone. Here's how to use an action plan to align your goals and values with your actions.

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How to Share Uncomfortable Feelings in 6 Steps

If you've ever tried to share uncomfortable feelings, you know how hard it can be. But it doesn't need to be that way. Follow this simple 6-step process, and you'll be an expert!

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