Despite Mental Health Challenges, You Can Thrive Now!

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Despite Mental Health Challenges, You Can Thrive Now!

Mental health challenges—stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more—sometimes stop us in our tracks, making us feel overwhelmed and underprepared to deal with life. We promise ourselves that when we feel better, we can get back into life. However, it is possible to thrive now, in spite of mental health challenges.

While seeking mental health treatment is important, you don't have to wait until you're free of mental health difficulties in order to thrive and live a life worth living. These tips can help you take charge of your life right now:

  • Think like a solution-focused therapist and use the miracle question: if you woke up one morning and, miraculously, all of your problems were gone, what would your life be like? Know what you want, and take steps each day to get there.
  • Dedicate every day to something meaningful to you. Living for a greater purpose can make it easier to get up and keep going.
  • Live from your strengths. You are not your illness. You have a wealth of strengths to offer yourself and those around you. Do more of what you do well.

Discovering who you are, what you're good at, what you want in life, and acting in meaningful ways won't erase problems. They will, though, help you thrive now.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: Do you have tips or advice for thriving right now, despite mental health challenges? 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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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.

Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

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

  1. Battered Woman Syndrome
  2. For Loved Ones, After a Suicide Attempt
  3. I’m Too Smart to be Bipolar – Intelligence and 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.


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+.


Latest Mental Health News

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

  • Stress Contagion Possible Amongst Students And Teachers: UBC Study
  • People Who Visit Parks For 30 Minutes Or More Each Week Are Much Less Likely To Have High Blood Pressure Or Poor Mental Health
  • Low Attention Control In Early Adolescence Is A Genetic Risk Factor For Anxiety Disorders
  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Lowers Risks Of Conduct Disorders In Children
  • Depression, Adverse Childhood Events And Sleep Disturbances Linked To Changes In The Immune System
  • Study Finds Women With High Blood Sugar Have Lower Risk Of Benign Tumors
  • A New Population-Wide Study Shows Gliomas Are More Common Among People Who Studied At University For 3 Years
  • Cannabis Use In Pregnancy May Alter Offspring's Brain Structure

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
Peterson, T. (2016, August 17). Despite Mental Health Challenges, You Can Thrive Now!, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, April 16 from

Last Updated: August 17, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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