For Your Positive Mental Health, Do This Now

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You want positive mental health, but it’s tough to achieve when living with a mental illness. Learn this critical key to getting it, on HealthyPlace.

For Your Positive Mental Health, Do This Now

On our journey to build and maintain positive mental health, “giving yourself a break” is one of the most important things we can do. It’s also one of the hardest for anyone living with mental illness or other mental health challenges.

Mental illness is a bully. It wants to control you and take away your power by chipping away insidiously at your sense of self-worth. How many times have you talked to yourself like this?

  • I’m not good enough for_____.
  • I’m a terrible parent-friend-employee-pet owner-person.
  • I don’t deserve to do_____ or have_____.
  • People would be better off without me. *

It’s far too easy for mental illness to stop people from believing in themselves; which keeps them from achieving positive mental health.

The journey takes time and effort, but you can believe in yourself once again.  

  • Take a mindful approach by frequently reminding yourself, “I am the best me I can be in this moment.”
  • Use other positive affirmations to teach your brain to love you.
  • Notice when you’re too hard on yourself and beating yourself up and promptly replace those harsh thoughts with thoughts about your strengths.
  • Do things that make you feel successful.

Think of it this way: for your positive mental health and wellbeing, stop being your illness’s ally and start being your own. You deserve self-worth.

* If you experience suicidal ideation or have thoughts of otherwise harming yourself, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) for help. That’s what they’re there for.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: When you notice that your sense of self-worth has taken a dive, how do you cope with it? We invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. How Food Affects My Depression and Anxiety
  2. How to Short-Circuit Your Anxious Thoughts
  3. Why I Use the Term 'Mental Health Condition' Instead of 'Mental Illness'

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


Mental Health Quote

"The only person you are destined to be become is the person you decide to be."

Read more mental health quotes.


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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2019, August 6). For Your Positive Mental Health, Do This Now, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 20 from

Last Updated: August 7, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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