Published On: Tue, Sep 18th, 2018

Mental Health Challenge and Unconventional Approaches

In the last decade, it feels like we’ve seen a huge shift in the way people view mental health. While some might feel it’s becoming an increasingly overly-discussed topic, mental health plays a critical role in personal development.

Try as we may to try and solve mental health challenges, though, sometimes we need to turn to less conventional means of adjustment. If you are suffering from any of the following mental health challenges, here’s some of the more unconventional means of handling it.


One of the most common forms of mental health stems from self-doubt and an inability to see your own positives in life. One of the best ways to defeat that is to take part in creative therapy classes; they give you the chance to explore what you really are good at.

It allows you to try and make the most of your own artistic qualities, and can shine a light on the fact that you can do things you lacked the belief to do in the past. It’s a unique and powerful way to start changing that mind-set towards a more upbeat, optimistic mind-set.

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Mental Clarity

Another common form of mental health stems from an inability to see things clearly. Many of us struggle to find space in our thoughts to nail down exactly what we want and need. With that in mind, we recommend that you look closer at some of the approaches out there that might be open to you.

For example, some people take part in stuff like group therapy, while others turn to more potent means. Whilst research shows that ‘magic mushrooms’ could help us to find a greater sense of concentration on one thought, perhaps turning to group therapies and psychiatric aid might be a wiser starting point, correct?


Anxiety is a leading mental health problem; even the most overly confident, sure-of-themselves expert can find mental health to be a particular drain. Many solutions exist that people are willing to try out, from taking on Yoga to visiting self-help classes.

Others turn to less certain means of assistance, such as cannabis and CBD oil. However, the world is still learning more about cannabis and its potential pros and cons; the DEA isn’t sure, and neither is the French government. At the moment, there’s many more ‘normal’ coping mechanisms to be considered.

Phobias and Fears

One of the most powerful ways to deal with a phobia or fear is to simply confront it head on. However, not everyone is ready to go for the full-on approach. Instead, the best way that some people find to handle this particular issue is to simply take it slowly.

For example, if you have a phobia of dogs, then you can find that ‘puppy therapy’ is a powerful, if somewhat unconventional, means of assistance. You play around with small puppies and stuffed toys, and it can be the first opening to changing your perception. There’s usually a ‘soft’ means of combating just about any phobia or mental health-based fear.

There’s a huge amount of challenge in mental health, and too many forms of mental health to be able to know how to deal with everything. In the face of the ‘standard’ treatment not working, though, you might find that something a touch more unconventional might be worth your time investigating!

Author: Amanda Ohls is a writer from Tampa, Florida that specializes in business as well as breaking news. A native of Pennsylvania Amanda enjoys everything to do with Steeler football.

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