Your Mental Health Journey Depends On This

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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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 . . .

Your Mental Health Journey Depends On This

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.

Your Mental Health Journey and Focusing On The Positive

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

Your Thoughts

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.

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Share our Stories

Your Mental Health Journey Depends On ThisAt 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. What To Do When You Are Lonely
  2. Why, When and How To Seek Treatment For Depression
  3. 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.


From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

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:

  • 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

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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2015, July 23). Your Mental Health Journey Depends On This, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 20 from

Last Updated: June 20, 2018

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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