Your Mental Health Year in Review

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Your Mental Health Year in Review

As 2018 draws to a close, we begin to look forward to a fresh new year full of visons, goals, hopes, and dreams. While living in the present moment rather than being mired in the past or fearful of the future, sometimes it can be empowering to pause and reflect on where we’ve been. It readies us to boldly continue on our forward journey.

Be intentional about your reflection. You’re embarking on your year in review, and that is worthy of a celebration. Set aside a special time, make a cup of tea, play inspirational music, grab a journal or notebook, and ponder how amazing you are.

  • You’ve just lived 12 full months of life. Describe some challenges and some triumphs.
  • If mental illness or mental health issues touched your life, what worked for you in dealing with them? What do you want to add to these in your next year?
  • What didn’t go so well? What changes do you want to make?
  • If you could give your year a theme or a title, what would it be?
  • List some ideas for next year’s themes.
  • Fill in the blanks: “I am ______________ (something positive) because I ___________ (something empowering).

Own your 2018 and jump into 2019 and all that you’ll be this year.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: What is one thing you’re especially proud of about your 2018? We invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.

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.


From HealthyPlace YouTube Channel

I'm Hannah. I Have Bipolar 2

How to Offer Bipolar Help - The Right Way

How do you offer bipolar help to a family member or loved one? It’s a question I get quite often because many family members and friends do want to help, but when they try, they get rebuffed; which leads to feelings of anger, frustration and not being appreciated. (Watch Hannah and subscribe to the HealthyPlace YouTube channel for more great mental health videos.)


Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

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

  1. Complex PTSD and Perfectionism
  2. Getting Organized Helps Ease My Anxiety Symptoms
  3. Society's Expectations Can Fuel Anxiety and 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.


Mental Health Quote

"Choose every day to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed and most of all worthy of love."

Read more eating disorder quotes.


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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2018, December 25). Your Mental Health Year in Review, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, May 27 from

Last Updated: December 25, 2018

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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