Many people usually choose the pursuit of money, fame, or success over their mental health issues. Unfortunately, none of it really helps with your fears and anxieties. The successful aren’t immune to depression, panic disorders, suicide, or addiction – although it may seem that way from the outside.

As a result, here are some tips on how you can properly manage your mental health while still going after the life of your dreams. 

  1. Fame and success don’t last forever. It’s important to understand that fame and success come and go and that you can’t necessarily control how people will regard you. Fame is elusive and can’t be controlled. Success is the product of continuous effort over a long period of time. But, your mental health is something you’ll be dealing with for a lifetime.
  2. You will be miserable if you don’t take control of your mental health. You can’t enjoy your life if your mental health issues get the best of you. Living a life where your fearful thoughts, anxiety, and even addiction overwhelms you is no way to live. You may be able to get around for a short time, however your resistance will not last and you will eventually succumb to your fears and anxieties.
  3. Learn how to manage your mental health before worrying about your career. A famous and successful person should talk to a counselor on all of the ways to help manage their fears and other mental health issues. The key is to follow the advice given to you and make it a daily habit to have your fear related issues under control.
  4. Make smart decisions. There is nothing wrong with trying to make a lot of money and strive for fortune and success. However, problems start to occur when you sacrifice your mental and physical health over your desire to be successful. Many people had suffered and lost their lives because they decided that their main focus was their career and pleasing other people. Don’t make the same mistake.
  5. Avoid drugs and alcohol. Drugs and alcohol will only make your mental health issues worse, so it is best to avoid them. Do not delay the process of your recovery by getting drunk or getting high. There are much better ways on overcoming your fear related issues such as joining a support group and talking to a counselor. Make it a habit to use the advice given to you on a regular basis.
  6. Fear will not be a factor in your life. Fear will control your life if you don’t get your mental health under control. Always being anxious and fearful is no way to live your life.

Make the effort to do what you can to manage your mental health issues. You will be better off in the long run. In addition, you will be able to make better decisions regarding your relationships and other aspects of your life.

About the Author:

Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non-Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to