How to Raise Your Self-Esteem

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

Raising Your Self-Esteem

The Building Self-Esteem blog is very popular on the website. It's not really surprising considering there's a strong inter-relationship between low self-esteem and mental illness and people want to know, "How do I raise my self-esteem?" The answer is really important because having good self-esteem is key to improving your mental health and having resilience.

Challenges to Raising Self-Esteem

How to Raise Your Self-EsteemThe first challenge, says therapist and self-esteem blogger, Emily Roberts, MA, is to deal with negative thinking. Negative thoughts sound like this: "I can't do anything right." "Nobody likes me."

What can you do about negative thinking? Here are 5 articles that address that.

  1. 8 Negative Thoughts That Manipulate Your Mind
  2. Get a Grip on Negative Thoughts with Distraction Skills
  3. Let Go of Limiting Beliefs
  4. Don't Let Your Negative Thoughts Control You
  5. My Path to Positive Thinking

Writing in a journal is beneficial for your mental health as well as keeping track of negative thoughts. And don't forget to put positive things about yourself in that journal.

You want to increase happiness and boost your self-esteem? Find (and hang out with) people with positive self-esteem who will support and celebrate your strengths and achievements. This will reenforce the positive thoughts and feelings you have about yourself.

We'll continue with more ways to raise your self-esteem in next week's newsletter.

Your Thoughts

Today's Question: If you have low self-esteem, what do you attribute it to? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness

Get Our Mental Health Blog Widget

Over 370 sites and blogs are helping spread awareness of mental illness. How about putting our mental health blogs widget on your website, blog or social page? The latest HealthyPlace blog headlines appear as soon as the articles are posted on our site. Just click "Get Widget" at the bottom of the widget, grab the embed code and paste it into your page. You'll also see embed links for Wordpress, Blogger, Linkedin and other social sites there.

As a bonus, put the blogs widget on your site or blog, email us (info AT with a page link where it appears, and we'll give a shoutout to your site, blog, or social site on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Share our Stories

At the top and bottom of all our stories, you'll find social share buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and other social sites. If you find a particular story, video, psychological test or other HealthyPlace feature helpful, there's a good chance others in need will too. Please share.

We also get many inquiries about our linking policy. If you have a website or blog, you can link to any page on the HealthyPlace website without asking us beforehand.

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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

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

  1. Journaling is an Awesome Adult ADHD Coping Strategy
  2. Fear of Losing Someone You Love
  3. OCD Do's and Dont's

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 Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences with any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

If you have any questions, write us at: info AT


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.


Stand Up for Mental Health

Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign

But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.

Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


Teens With Social Anxiety Need Communication Skills

Teens with social anxiety have difficulty communicating. The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, shares some tools to help your teenager with social anxiety learn how to have conversations with his peers.

Latest Mental Health News

These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:

  • Dealing With Burnout, Which Doesn’t Always Stem From Overwork
  • Youth Suicide Attempts Associated With Mental Health Problems Later in Life
  • Brain Changes Seen In Children Whose Bond With Their Mother Was Disrupted Early In Life
  • Study Links Mental Disorders To Increased Heart Disease Risk
  • Inflexible Thinking In ADHD Blamed On Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Network Disruption Crosses Psychosis Diagnostic Boundaries
  • Teenage Bereavement Linked to Asthma Hospitalization Risk
  • Cognitive Performance In Psychosis Has Roots In Childhood
  • Childhood Asthma, Eczema Linked To Adolescent Psychotic Experiences
  • Why Being Bad Feels So Good
  • Social Services Must Overcome Multiple Challenges To Reach 'Invisible' Homeless Women
  • Insomnia Hurts Job Performance of Depressed Patients
  • DSM-5 Mania Duration Criterion Questioned

That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the site, I hope you'll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook, stumbleupon, or digg) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week:

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2013, December 9). How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: September 3, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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