Your Mental Health Journey Depends On This
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Your Mental Health Journey Depends On This
- Your Mental Health Journey and Focusing On The Positive
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Stand Up for Mental Health
- Latest Mental Health News
To borrow from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, imagine that you wake up one morning to find that a miracle happened overnight. You have achieved mental health and wellbeing, any symptoms of mental illness are gone, and you feel fantastic - physically, mentally, cognitively, and emotionally. What is different? Take care how you answer that question, for the way we each answer it greatly impacts our journey to mental health and wellness.
How we answer shapes our thoughts and emotions and our ability to make our miracle happen. If we say, for example, “I won’t be depressed anymore,” where is our focus, and what does that really mean? In this statement, the focus remains on being depressed. The concept of “not depressed” doesn’t have much meaning or substance. On the other hand, being positive and specific goes a long way toward improving mental health.
Frame things positively, such as “I will be up every day enjoying the things I once loved.” When working on improving mental health, define exactly how it is you want to be rather than how you don’t want to be. Rather than what you want to get rid of, focus instead on what you want to add to your life.
Related Articles Dealing with Your Focus on Your Journey to Mental Health
- Five Solution-Focused Ways To Beat Anxiety
- Jump Start the Journey To Mastering Your Life
- Take Charge of Your Bliss Breakthrough
- Positive Thinking Is Easier Than You Think
Today's Question: Today’s Question: It can be hard sometimes to think beyond our mental health challenges. How do you stay focused on what you want rather than on what you don’t want? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.
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.
Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- What To Do When You Are Lonely
- Why, When and How To Seek Treatment For Depression
- Workaholic Symptoms and Signs
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.
On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.
- The Unique Needs of Men with Addictions (Mental Health Treatment Circle Blog)
- Having a Plan Can Help Prevent Depression and The Importance of Seeking Help for Depression (Coping with Depression Blog)
- Extroverts Can Experience Social Anxiety, Too (Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog)
- A Sense of Worthiness and Belonging Key to Living a Blissful Life (Living A Blissful Life Blog)
- How to Handle Your First Psychiatric Appointment (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- How to Report Abuse of an Adult with Mental Illness (Recovering From Mental Illness Blog)
- Are There Symptoms of PTSD Missing from the DSM-5? (Understanding Combat PTSD)
- What’s Your PTSD Recovery Program? (Trauma! A PTSD Blog)
- How Social Media Messes With Your Confidence and Is Self-Esteem the Key to Happiness? (Building Self-Esteem Blog)
- Language Can Stigmatize People with Mental Illness (Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog)
- Binge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Hunger (Binge Eating Recovery Blog)
- Why is Self-Injury So Prevalent in Borderline (BPD)? (Speaking Out About Self-Injury Blog)
- A Story of Bipolar Denial (Your Mental Health Blog)
- How I Release the Pain of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Treating Anxiety Blog)
- How To Recover From Emotional Trauma of Domestic Abuse (Verbal Abuse in Relationships Blog)
- Mental Health Wellness Is a Lifetime Commitment (Mental Health for the Digital Generation Blog)
- Using Phone Apps In Your Eating Disorder Recovery (Surviving ED Blog)
- What is Mental Illness Recovery? (Getting Through Tough Times Blog)
- How Mental Illness Stigma Affects Romantic Relationships (Relationships and Mental Illness Blog)
- Combined or Mixed Drug Intoxication: What Is It? and Experiencing and Overcoming Loneliness with Addictions (Debunking Addiction Blog)
- Schizophrenia and What a Psychotic Episode is Like (Creative Schizophrenia Blog)
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.
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+.
These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:
- Patients With Depression, Personality Disorders Most Likely To Make Euthanasia Requests
- Avoiding Effects Of ICU Decisions For Relatives Could Lead To PTSD
- Time Spent On Social Networking Sites Linked To Mental Health Problems In Teens
- Researchers: Body Fat Can Send Signals To Brain, Affecting Stress Response
- Diagnosis Of Psychiatric Disorders Not As Important As Outcomes
- Rise In Numbers Of Teenagers Given Antipsychotics
- Researchers Identify New Spectrum Disorder Called ALPIM Syndrome
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:
- circle HealthyPlace on Google+,
- follow HealthyPlace on Twitter
- follow HealthyPlace on Pinterest
- or become a fan of HealthyPlace on Facebook.
Peterson, T. (2015, July 23). Your Mental Health Journey Depends On This, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, May 27 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/your-mental-health-journey-depends-on-this