Hi there, I'm Jordan Brown. 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.
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.
I'm Jordan Brown, and this is my vulnerable story of how I got into the mental health field. What's interesting is that the lessons I learned can be used to understand how anyone gets into anything in life.Read more...
How do you know when you're ready? How do you know if it's safe to talk about your experience living with mental illness? Or your response to a traumatic situation? Or anything that destabilized your mental health?Read more...