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.

Can't Focus? (3 BIG Reasons Why--And What to Do About It)

If you can't focus, you're not alone. There are three. big reasons why so many people can't focus. And they're not what you think. You might know one, but you better focus on all three to see results.

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Stop Your Scattered Thinking and Racing Thoughts With 3 Powerful Strategies

Now, some of these strategies take time. That's just life. But if you want to clear your mind and get through your day in peace and productivity, I've found that they're well worth the effort.

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Feeling Lonely? What to Do About Loneliness

If you're feeling lonely, there are a few things you should know. I've been there. I'm going to walk you through a time I felt extremely lonely and then show you what you can do about this tough feeling.

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Good Mental Health Tips For When You Don't Have Time

Looking for good mental health tips? You came to the right place. This is the three-part mental health system I use, and it works even when you're short on time.

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How to Build an Accountability System

Is there something that you really want to get done? Try building an accountability system. This is how I do it.

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