Hi there, I'm Jordan. I'm a mental health advocate and social worker who believes in the power of authentic mental health content.

I started The Mental Health Update to empower others with accessible, meaningful mental health information. Each issue contains helpful mental health articles and actionable strategies to improve your mental health.

I'm glad you're here.

Featured Posts on The Mental Health Update:

How to Cope With Anxiety

Mind Racing? How to See the Best When Your Brain Won't Let You

When your mind is racing, it can be very difficult to slow it down. And when you're in the middle of it, it can be very difficult to see the good in anything. Here's a strategy to see the best when your mind is racing.


How Knowing My "Anxiety Locations" Helps Me Manage My Anxious Feelings

I live with daily anxiety. Identifying my anxiety locations has made a huge difference in my life. Here's what I mean--and how you can do the same.


Do You Have Coronavirus Response Anxiety?

Coronavirus response anxiety. It's when you get anxiety about the way people are responding to the coronavirus threat. I have more anxiety about that than the coronavirus itself. This is how I'm coping.


When You Feel Unlovable

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.


A Simple Action Plan to Beat Anxiety

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