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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.

Feeling Stuck in Life? 4 Common Reasons AND How to Get Unstuck

There are many reasons why you might feel stuck in life, but these are four of the most common. Don't worry, we also included potential solutions that can get you unstuck.


"Nobody understands me!" 3 Profound Questions to Ask Yourself

I've always felt misunderstood. I've always felt like sort of an oddball. It's only been within the last four or five years that I've finally come to appreciate my sensitivity and my unique traits. These questions really helped.


How to Answer "What Should I Do With My Life?"

There are questions, and then there are big questions. And this one is one of the biggest. I get asked this question all the time on Twitter and in response to my mental health newsletter issues.


Stay Humble - My Crucial Life Lesson From the Blackfeet

When a person has this one quality, it makes life much easier. And it's a quality that's totally unassuming. In fact, that's the entire point. Anyone who has this quality immediately becomes more likable and easier to deal with.


Stop Wasting Your Time in 5-10 Minutes

To know how to stop wasting time, you first need to know a little bit about anxiety. Anxiety thrives in a world of uncertainty. It loves when you don't take action. Lack of action gives anxiety space to grow.