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.

A Simple Daily Plan Creates Huge Mental Health Benefits

Doing this one simple thing works wonders for my mental health. It shouldn't take more than 3 minutes if you do it right. Here's how I create a simple daily plan.


Daily Happiness - Don't Obsess Over It

If you want happiness, you can't obsess. And you can't obsess over something in particular.


How to Embrace the Uncertainty of Life and Improve Your Emotional Health

Embracing uncertainty is a skill that requires practice. But it's a skill that you can learn. If you're struggling with this, this post is for you.


The Profound Impact of Freedom On Mental Health

Have you considered the role that freedom plays for your mental health? It actually has quite a big impact. Learn how you can bring more freedom into your life.


Increasing Anxiety and Depression? What to Do About It

What do you do if you feel like anxiety and depression are increasing? The two often go hand in hand. Here's a down-to-earth approach that could help you.