Hi there, I'm Jordan. 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 Posts on The Mental Health Update:

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In the Background? Why That Can Be a Good Thing

These days, it seems that everyone wants to be out in front, getting all the credit. It's actually not all it's cracked up to be. Being in the background has surprising benefits.


We Need Art for Mental Health, Now More Than Ever

Would you consider art to be a basic need? Most wouldn't. But I think art is needed even more when times are tough. Art is a crucial component of a mentally healthy life.


Do you HAVE to like everyone?

Do you actually have to like everyone you meet? You may think the answer is obvious, but it's a bit more complicated than you think.


A Critical Skill Often Missing in the Mental Health Care System

The mental health care system has its flaws. But there is one issue that is especially severe. It is a skill that is often lacking when professionals interact with clients and patients.