7 Surprising Mental Health Tips That Will Change Your Life

The mental health crisis in 2023 impacts people of all ages from all walks of life. If you're struggling with your mental health, the best thing you can do is seek professional help.

But if you're looking for some small steps to take to help improve your day-to-day life, check out this list.

Disclaimer: these mental health tips are provided by regular people who struggle with mental illness, not a doctor. If you're struggling with your mental health, please consider seeking professional treatment.

Yes, I roll my eyes at this one too. When I'm having a really hard mental health day, the last thing I want to do is to go for a run. But the thing about exercise is turning it into your routine.


One person suggested changing the voice of their “hateful self-thoughts to someone you dislike so they are easier to dismiss.” They chose Ted Cruz, but you're welcome to pick whatever politician or person you're going to ignore.

Give Your Mean Thoughts an Evil Voice

“I’ll occasionally pull up a pic of me as a kid when I am being sooooo mean to myself and think to myself would I say that to this little girl? No, so why is it okay I’m saying it now?” said one user.

Being Kind to Your Younger Self

u/anxiety_queen2012 shared, “”talk to yourself like you would talk about and to your best friend.” If you wouldn't say it about your dearest friend, why are you saying it about you? Works like a charm for me.”

Talk About Yourself Like You're Your Best Friend

This is hands down the best advice on this list. While there are tons of things you can do for yourself to improve your mental health, no one can help you more than a professional in the mental health field.

See a Therapist

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