3 Ways to Go On When Mental Illness Says You Can’t
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- 3 Ways to Go On When Mental Illness Says You Can't
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Stand Up for Mental Health
- Latest Mental Health News
3 Ways to Go On When Mental Illness Says You Can't
Mental illness can make it difficult for people to get up and get moving day-after-day. Sometimes, people living with mental illness feel that they just can't go on. That's mental illness trying to take control.
Think of yourself as a beautiful flower, stretching up to the sun and offering your wonderful uniqueness to the world. Mental illness creeps in like a noxious weed (Anxiety is a Weed in Your Garden). It winds around you and pulls you down. Here are three ways to loosen yourself from the weed and go on when mental illness says you can't.
- Create a box of joy and keep it handy. An index card holder and cards work well. Write down passions, activities you enjoy, ideas for getting moving, etc. When it's hard to get going, grab a random card and follow what's on it.
- Make decision-making easy. Simplify and organize your closet. Grocery shop for a week at a time and organize your kitchen. Create a routine for your day.
- Pay attention to what is going right. Mental illness tries to keep people's focus on the negative. When you catch yourself ruminating, shift your thinking to the things in your life that are good.
Sometimes, mental illness becomes completely overwhelming (Finding a Reason to Live When You Have Mental Illness). When this happens, reach out to mental health hotlines; doing so is helpful.
Related Articles on Going on When Mental Illness Says You Can’t
- Getting Through a Day Paralyzed by Anxiety and Depression
- Despite Paralyzing Anxiety, There are Ways to Move
- Depression—I'd Rather be Sleeping
- Waking Up with Anxiety: Why Can't I Just Get Out of Bed?
- Depression and Indecision: Trouble Making Decisions
Today's Question: When you feel stuck, trapped by mental illness, what do you do to keep going? 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.
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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:
- BPD and Codependency
- Living with Anxiety: Emotional Health
- Having a Plan Can Help Prevent Depression
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.
From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.
- How To Talk To Your Child About Your Addiction
- Should Psych Patients Take Medication for Side Effects?
- TED Talks for Confidence and Motivation
- Naloxone, Narcan Saves Lives from Opioid Overdose
- PTSD Recovery: Steps 4, 5, and 6 of the 12 Step Approach
- Surviving Spring Holidays with Binge Eating Disorder
- How to Explain The Burden, Worry And Fear of Anxiety
- Romantic Fantasization in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Does Light Therapy for Depression, Bipolar Depression Work?
- Self-Care in Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder Is Hard
- A Simple Mantra for Eating Disorder Recovery
- How to Stay Positive in a Negative World
- The Struggle of The Perfect Body Image
- The Good and Bad of Mental Health Self-Diagnosis
- Mental Illness and Marriage: The Cost of Making It Work
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+.
Latest Mental Health News
These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:
- Study Reports Significant Link Between Nightmares And Suicidal Behavior
- Rat Problems In Poor Neighborhoods Linked To Depressive Symptoms
- New Study Supports Link Between Omega-3 Supplementation And Reduction In Depression
- Just Smelling Alcohol On A Face Mask Can Make It Harder For People To Control Their Behavior
- Exercise Helps Young People With Psychosis Symptoms, Study Shows
- Refugees Have A Substantially Higher Risk Of Psychotic Disorders
- School Entry Age May Impact Risk Of ADHD Diagnosis
- Remote Intervention Of Children's Disruptive Behaviour Yielded Effective Results
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Peterson, T. (2016, June 3). 3 Ways to Go On When Mental Illness Says You Can’t, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 6 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/3-ways-to-go-on-when-mental-illness-says-you-can-t