Hi there, 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 Mental Health Articles On The Mental Health Update:

How to Improve Mental Health

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.

"Why Do I Hate My Life?" (6 Surprising Truths to Immediately Understand Why You Say, "I HATE life!")

When a person says, "I hate my life," you tend to think they know what they're talking about, right? Not exactly. These are the 6 truths you need to understand.

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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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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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Instantly Know If You're An Emotional Masochist (What the Real Meaning of Masochism Is)

Masochist. What an intense word. But it's one that you need to know about. Learning about emotional masochism just may save you a lot of pain.

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Stop Zoning Out A Lot With These 3 Crucial Attention Skills

Are you zoned out? How do you know? It's time to know the difference between zoning out and dissociating--and what you can do to zone back into your life.

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