37 Interviews With People Who've Been Helped By Reinventing Themselves

We have interviewed 37 people who have overcome struggles as a result of reinventing themselves. These stories show that zooming out and reinventing the way you lead your life is one of the most powerful ways to overcome struggles of mental health.

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I’ve interviewed 37 people who have been helped by reinventing themselves, and here are the top 5 struggles that these people have overcome:

  1. Depression (22 posts)
  2. Anxiety (16 posts)
  3. Suicidal (10 posts)
  4. Childhood (10 posts)
  5. Stress (8 posts)

In our many years of publishing helpful mental health content, we always received questions from our readers about specific situations. While we have a lot of helpful tips to share on how to be happier, we simply can’t offer advice for every situation.

That’s why I’ve set out to interview folks with every type of mental health struggle. My job as an interviewer is to categorize these interviews and present them in a way that is most helpful to our readers.

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My Lifechanging Cancer Journey and How I Recovered as a Stronger Woman

“What if it could prevent someone else’s journey from taking the destructive twists and turns mine had? What if it could help caregivers and medical providers anticipate the road ahead and help the survivor navigate? What if MY journey could have been a little smoother because I had read or heard about someone else’s journey? Before I knew it, I was on a path to publishing.”

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Overcoming Constant Fear and Anxiety With Therapy, Medication and Self-Improvement

“Every ache or feeling I had in my abdomen required a call or trip to my doctor’s office to get assurance that everything was okay. One morning on my way to work I slipped on the ice in my driveway….I wasn’t hurt, but I couldn’t stop obsessing over it until I knew that the baby wasn’t either.”

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How Embracing Emotions Helps Me Live Happily Despite Navigating Losses & Depression

“Just because I’m mourning, doesn’t mean that I’m not happy in life. Being happy to me means accepting all of the emotions as they come without judgment. I still experience anxiety and depression but I no longer beat myself up about feeling those things.”

My Journey From Moving Abroad and Loneliness to Finding Happiness in Myself

“Leaving my home country and studying abroad presented its own set of challenges. I experienced months of intense loneliness, barely leaving my student hall. I slept during the day, avoiding people for weeks. I felt emotionally numb, happy for others’ successes but powerless in my own life.”

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Navigating the Tragic Death of My Husband and Finding Purpose Again

“One thing I did was to force myself to get back into the water, something I loved instead of staying in the house crying. Getting back to surfing began my journey to a new “me”. The ocean has a way of washing away whatever feels wrong. This was my best therapy. I strongly advise others to find something they love to do and rekindle their spirit to make good things happen.”

Struggled with:
Depression
Grief
Stress