How to Improve Your Mindset

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.

Think Inside the Box (What It Is and When to Do It)

You've probably been told to "think outside the box."Which means to think creatively. But it's not the only way to be creative. You can also be creative and mentally healthy by thinking inside the box.


To Be Happier With Yourself, Stop Doing This

To be happier, you have to stop doing certain things. And this one is a big one.


Am I Broken? No, You're Not Broken

This is my story from feeling broken to feeling not broken. To feeling whole. If you've ever wondered if you're broken, this story is for you.


Politics and Mental Health - Think This Way to Be Happier

Politics. Mental health. The two don't often go together. But if you think in this particular way, I guarantee you'll be happier.


Feel Powerless? How to Change Your Mindset Today

When you feel powerless, it often comes down to mindset. Of course, if you easily change your mind, you already would have by now. Here's a story to help you gain your power back.