How to Improve Mental Health

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.

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.


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.


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.


"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.


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.