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Here are the top ten articles for the Mental Health Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Dealing With Anxiety
Anxiety can be debilitating, however it can also be managed. When we realise that they are only our thoughts we are reacting to, we can start to challenge anxious thinking and gain some peace in our lives.

2. Dealing With Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia can be debilitating. In this article I offer some tips, techniques and ideas that may be helpful in coming out of the fear and panic it can bring.

3. Coming Out Of Crisis
If you have experienced a mental health 'crisis' you will know only to well how disorienting it can be and the importance of having a good support system in place. Here I offer some steps to help get back on track after experiencing a crisis.

4. Cognitive Distortions
Cognitive distortions are ways of thinking that distort the truth or reality of a situation. Depending on how we think, we will have a certain experience related to our habitual thinking patterns. Here I offer you some of the common distortions we use without realising.

5. Is Happiness A Choice
Many people tell us how happiness is a choice, although most of the time it may not seem that way. In this article I explore how making happiness a choice comes with challenges and how it's worth the decision to put your happiness first.

6. Surviving The Holidays
Holiday time can be challenging for us all, whether we have mental health challenges or not. However, those prone to depression or overwhelm at this time can be most susceptible. Here I offer some tips to help you through the holiday period

7. Five Steps For Finding Your Personal Power
Everyone has Personal Power, but not everyone knows it. Here are five steps to identifying where your Personal Power lies, owning it, and letting the world see your true strength.

8. 5 Steps To A Happier Life
Sometimes it helps to have a structure to life, especially when you are experiencing mental health challenges. Having a sense of purpose and something to achieve can really help you maintain a happier and more positive outlook.

9. The Value of Self-Talk
Of all of the possible coping skills, self-talk is the most versatile. It's helpful in almost any high-pressure or difficult situation. It's simple to learn and use. And since it's your own internal voice inside your own head, it goes everywhere you go so it's always available.

10. Sleep Hygiene Quiz
Sleep hygiene is an assessment of how good your sleep is which is the foundation of good mental health. Take this short quiz and find out for yourself.

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