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February is Positivity Month

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 1, 2014, 12:01 PM
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Welcome to mental-health. In our group, we will feature a different mental health topic every month. You do not have to have a mental illness to join. Many of us do not have mental illnesses. You only have to care and want to make a difference!

What is Positive Psychology?

Positive psychology is a fairly new branch of psychology that focuses on assets rather than deficits. In other words, rather than worrying about what diseases a person has (deficit based), this branch focuses on using people's own skills, abilities, and talents to create positivity in their lives (asset based).

What makes you happy? Positive psychology is about resilience and building upon your own strengths. Think about the things in your own life that make you resilient, or able to withstand or "bounce back" from life's stressors. Examples might include your religion, your family and friends, your education, and your hobbies (such as art). The field is very multidisciplinary in that you can use anything from cognitive methods to yoga and meditation (or any combination thereof) to train your mind and body to thrive and be well.

How are we going to celebrate?

Always, but especially this month, our group is going to accentuate the positive here on deviantART. We will submit and ask you to submit positive art that makes you smile, laugh, be inspired, or just feel good to our Happiness and Positivity folder

We will also share up-to-date scientific information that might interest you (such as why laughter really IS good medicine!) and have some other activities for you. At the end of the month, we would like to feature the art submitted this month.

Finally, look out for some interviews and stories on happiness.

Won't you join in?

Anyone can be a member of our group, but we ask that you state why you want to join when you click the button. :D We would love to have you join us in celebrating happiness and positivity.

Your chance to share:

What makes YOU happy? Please tell us in the comments below! :heart: 


The admin team at mental-health

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Be happy! It's February.
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When my kids are happy, I am happy :)
Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
depends :) my kid (unless s*** hits the fan ;) music, art, creating art,  my cats, my online friends, when someone appreciates my art but there are times nothing really helps
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
debzdezigns-lamb68 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First, my family makes me happy. I'm fortunate enough to still have my mom, who will be 76 this month! My husband of 22 years ~ he is my soul. My 3 healthy, beautiful children. I fought hard and endured a lot to be blessed with them. My friends who are my friends no matter how crazy they may think I am! My "artist" family ~ you are all amazing and inspire me every day. :heart: :love: :D
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Digital Artist
You are indeed blessed! Thanks for sharing. :hug:
debzdezigns-lamb68 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
piercingemeralds2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Hm... my friends and family (cat included) and indulging in my hobbies.

This is a great idea! :)
pacificapink Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So many things make me happy!! :D 
Keria-Chosokabe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.... Art music, friends, people and animals and nature makes me happy~
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Digital Artist
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