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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.

Here are my top posts for improving your mindset.

They are backed by my relatability guarantee.

Because we could all use a good mindset shift every once in a while.

And improving your mindset can enhance many areas of your life.

In all honesty, what you're asking when you say, "How do I improve my mindset?" is about how you can change your perspective in life to get the outcomes that you want.

You're saying that you want to see your life in a new way.

Massive mental health gains are just the nice little side effect that comes from improving yourself.

No matter what your mindset looks like right now, you will find timeless wisdom in the posts in this section.

From being mentally checked out of life...

To being consumed with overthinking about what you have to do...

These posts will help you take an honest look at your current mindset from multiple angles.

There isn't one right way to improve your mindset.

What it takes is consuming as much varied information as possible--and then seeing what it means to you.

Mindset change doesn't happen overnight.

But it won't happen at all if you don't commit to it right now.

Unrealistic Expectations From Others [Easy 4-Step Guide]

Unrealistic expectations are the worst. I really struggled with them for a long time. That is, until I realized I could use a 4-step process to deal with the expectations people placed on me.

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The 1 Thing You Need for Constructive Criticism

If you're like me, you probably learned to hate constructive criticism. But that's because the criticism was missing one crucial element. Learn about what that element is--and how you can apply it.

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How to Share Uncomfortable Feelings in 6 Steps

If you've ever tried to share uncomfortable feelings, you know how hard it can be. But it doesn't need to be that way. Follow this simple 6-step process, and you'll be an expert!

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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.

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Change People's Minds Without Forcing Behavior - How to Influence People the Right Way

Leonardo DiCaprio taught me forcing behavior doesn't work. It sounds strange to write this, but it's true. Because you can't make someone do something. It's just not possible. But there's another way.

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