Depression Content

Mental health stories are what bring us together.

At our core, we are our stories.

Our stories bring us together, they bind us through their shared meaning.

When we share our experiences with authenticity and vulnerablity, we make it safe for others to do the same.

That's at the heart of The Mental Health Update mission to share meaningful, accessible mental health information.

Mental health inspiration isn't just rah-rah, feel-good stories about how to "hack" your life and "crush" your anxiety, depression, or OCD.

Mental health inspiration happens when you read, watch, or hear something that resonates and makes you feel understood.

We are scared of mental health issues when we can't understand them.

Mental health stories make sense of mental health issues because they make them come alive.

It's a great question: How do I cope with anxiety?

While there are no easy answers, there are some clear approaches you can take.

It all starts with learning more about what anxiety is FOR YOU.

How you experience anxiety is not the same way that your friends or family experience anxiety.

Often going hand in hand with depression, anxiety can be a shapeshifter.

It can stem from the body, the mind, or your relationships.

What starts off as social anxiety can soon manifest in your thoughts and body.

The mission of The Mental Health Update is to put anxiety in simple, accessible terms.

If you can't understand anxiety, how can you do anything about it?

So explore all of the anxiety posts here in this section.

Mental health articles don't need to be technical and boring--they can be meaningful and help you make sense of your own life.

Here are my top posts for improving your mindset.

They are backed by my relatability guarantee.

Because we could all use a good mindset shift every once in a while.

And improving your mindset can enhance many areas of your life.

In all honesty, what you're asking when you say, "How do I improve my mindset?" is about how you can change your perspective in life to get the outcomes that you want.

You're saying that you want to see your life in a new way.

Massive mental health gains are just the nice little side effect that comes from improving yourself.

No matter what your mindset looks like right now, you will find timeless wisdom in the posts in this section.

From being mentally checked out of life...

To being consumed with overthinking about what you have to do...

These posts will help you take an honest look at your current mindset from multiple angles.

There isn't one right way to improve your mindset.

What it takes is consuming as much varied information as possible--and then seeing what it means to you.

Mindset change doesn't happen overnight.

But it won't happen at all if you don't commit to it right now.

How To Help With Depression (For You or Your Loved Ones)

As a man who lived with depression, I know how hard it is to ask for help. This is especially true for men because society wants us to be big and strong and not share our feelings. This is what I've learned. This is how to help.

Read more...

"Why Am I So Depressed?" 3 Relatable Reasons to Help You

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. Read this if you're asking, "Why am I so depressed?"

Read more...

Pretending To Be Happy? (3 Dead Giveaways)

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.

Read more...

An Uplifiting Meditation On Hope

Here's an uplifting, poetic meditation on hope. If you're struggling, this will help you see life in a new way.

Read more...

Talking About Depression - Why People Don't Talk About Depression Online

When it comes to talking about mental health issues online, why don't more people talk about depression? A huge percentage of the population deals with it, so why is it not more common? This might be why.

Read more...