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.

Featured Mental Health Articles On The Mental Health Update:


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.

Oversharing and Setting Good Boundaries (My Vulnerable Podcast Example)

I was interviewed on a mental health podcast a week ago, and I got into the nitty-gritty details of my mental health struggles. It got me to thinking. Why did I share such details with a person who was, moments ago, a stranger?


Why Perception is Important in Relationships

There is something that impacts relationships be cannot be seen. It's perception. Both your perception and others' perception. Once you understand perception, you have the power to improve your relationships.


Fear of Disappointing Others (3 Critical Reminders)

Are you scared of disappointing people? Do you feel like you're letting others down? Then you have to remember 3 things.


3 Time-Saving Principles to Make Someone Leave You Alone

There are times when people just won't leave you alone. This happens quite a bit online. What do you do then? You follow three principles. They work. And they work offline as well.