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Use Valentine’s Day to Help Discover Your Self-Worth

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Use Valentine’s Day to Help Discover Your Self-Worth

Use Valentine’s Day to Help Discover Your Self-WorthAre you going to be alone this Valentine's Day? Those without significant others may look down upon themselves for being alone on this "Hallmark Holiday," which can lead to feelings of depression and loneliness. And while many may blame the holiday for bringing these emotions forward, maybe we can use Valentine's Day for something positive; to look at our own negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves.

Self-Love and Self-Worth on Valentine's Day

Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of Valentine's Day, embrace your own self-worth and discover your own self-love. Work on improving your confidence by spending time on your personal passions and accomplishing goals you had set on the back burner (untouched New Year's resolutions, perhaps). If you do not want to spend the day alone, plan an evening with loved ones and surround yourself with people who genuinely care for you. When you are surrounded by positive people, that energy can be contagious.

Plan a day or the weekend around your interests, needs and passions. By fully focusing your energy on you, you will learn more about yourself and appreciate the person you have become. Whether you struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, or another mental health condition, it is crucial to spend time everyday embracing the life you live and recognizing your self-worth.

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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.

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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.

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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+.

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Latest Mental Health News

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

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  • Staff Turnover And Complaints In Mental Health Trusts Could Be Suicide Warning Signs
  • Stress Levels Are Down, But Money Worries Continue To Trouble Americans
  • Several Mental Disorders Share Changes In Certain Brain Regions

That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the HealthyPlace.com 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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Last Updated: 12 February 2015
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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