Give Your Mental Health a Fresh Start

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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How about a mental health do-over? That’s right! Giving your mental health a fresh start. Read this and learn how on HealthyPlace.

Give Your Mental Health a Fresh Start

You can give your mental health a fresh start, a change, any time you need it. We face many challenges in our lives; some come from our outer world of things and people, and some come from our inner world of thoughts, feelings, and neurological activity.

Whether struggles come from things outside of you or inside of you—or both—it's possible to give your mental health a new beginning (You Create Yourself). Your mental health is like sculpting clay. Its natural shape is beautiful because it's the shape of you. The challenges you face dent and twist the clay, seemingly damaging your mental health and wellbeing.

How to Give Your Mental Health a Fresh Start

Mental health, like clay, is malleable, resilient and can experience a fresh start at any time. Here are some ways to give your mental health a fresh start:

  • See each day as a new beginning to start fresh and shape it into what you envision.
  • Practice self-care; if you've been neglecting yourself, here's a great place for a new beginning.
  • Discover new interests and activities to give your mental health a fresh boost.
  • Massage negative thoughts and beliefs out of the clay, and create realistic new ones for a positive change.

Go ahead. Give your mental health a fresh start.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: When you notice that you need a fresh start, a new beginning, a change, how do you go about making it happen? 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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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.

Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

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

  1. Ten Tools That Help Relieve Panic Attacks
  2. Codependency and Borderline Personality Disorder
  3. How Do You Know If A Mental Health Treatment Really Works?

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:

  • Videogame Addiction: Sleep Loss, Obesity, And Cardiovascular Risk For Some Gamers
  • Smoking In Pregnancy And Overweight May Set Up Social Divide In Child Obesity Rates
  • Chemical In Marijuana Shows Promise In Treating Schizophrenia
  • BWH Researchers Find Evidence That Diet And Gut Microbes Can Remotely Influence Brain Inflammation
  • A Study On The Epigenetics Of Lactose Intolerance May Provide An Approach To Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Friends Better Than Morphine: Larger Social Networks Release More Pain-Killing Endorphin
  • Exercise Genes? Study Suggests Certain People With Depression May Benefit From Exercise
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Linked To Reduced Depressive Relapse Risk

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, June 3). Give Your Mental Health a Fresh Start, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 25 from

Last Updated: June 3, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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