- In 2022, you spent a lot of time reading our articles and learning about your mental health.
- Our 5 most-read articles of the year were about narcissism, trust issues, attraction, forgiveness, and difficult feelings toward loved ones, while our most popular categories were relationships, self-care, depression, ADHD, and anxiety.
- Based on what you read in 2022, you sought to understand and prioritize your relationships as well as yourself. You also grieved difficult losses and wanted to know more about why you dream.
- In addition, you educated yourself on common mental health conditions and other mental health challenges. Finally, you explored how therapy can help (and maybe even started going to therapy).
- We look forward to continuing to support you on your mental health journey and provide you with the information you’re looking for in 2023 and more years to come.
This past year, you (and fellow Thriveworks.com readers) read our articles 3,920,946 times — for a total of 2,940,710 minutes or 49,011 hours!
That’s a lot of reading and learning about your mental health. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend your time — but we did wonder what exactly you read about the most. Which of our articles resonated/helped/surfaced/did you need the most in the year 2022?
So, we did some digging. Here are our most-read articles, topics, and what they say about you — our favorite readers.
What Your Favorite Thriveworks Articles Say About You, in the Year 2022
You sought to understand and prioritize your relationships.
Your most-read topic was relationships – those with romantic partners, family members, and other loved ones.
When it came to your romantic relationships, you wanted to better understand and address your relationship issues (if possible). You also looked for answers regarding difficult relationships with and feelings toward your parents. Finally, you wanted to know how to best help a loved one who might be struggling.
Trust issues: Signs, causes, and how to overcome them
Emotionally attracted vs. sexually attracted: Can I be in love but not sexually attracted to someone?
5 signs your relationship is beyond repair, according to mental health professionals
I hate my parents: Is that normal?
Words of encouragement for someone with a mental illness: 6 helpful things to say
You worked to improve and protect yourself.
This past year proved to be one for self-improvement. You found the strength to forgive yourself (or at least take the first steps in doing so), and you learned about the beneficial practice of mindfulness.
You also equipped yourself with the tools to defeat loneliness, a huge cause of and contributor to other mental health problems, as well as narcissists (knowledge is power, after all).
How to forgive yourself: Letting go of guilt and past regrets
Understanding & utilizing mindfulness
Loneliness: Causes & effects of isolation
How do narcissists control you?
You experienced loss and sought support.
Unfortunately, we can’t prevent the loss of a loved one, and we’ll all experience a tough loss (likely multiple) in our lifetime. What we can control, however, is how we respond to that loss – you chose to seek resources and support. Good job.
Does grief ever go away? How long does it take to get over a loss?
The psychology of missing someone: 5 ways to cope with the pain
You dreamed (and wanted to know more about why)!
Will we ever have a straightforward answer about why we dream and what each dream means? Probably not. But we can look at what current research tells us – and you certainly did in 2022!
Violent dreams meaning: Why are my dreams so violent?
Dreams: A guide to why we dream and what our dreams mean
You wanted to learn about common mental health conditions.
Another topic that took the cake for 2022? Mental health conditions – from anxiety to depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Whether you (or a loved one) experienced symptoms or received a diagnosis, you wanted to know more. And, hopefully, you also talked to a mental health professional, if you hadn’t already.
Anxiety disorders: How do I know if I have anxiety, and what anxiety disorder treatment is right for me?
Depression symptoms: What they look like, how they feel, and what to do about them
Bipolar 2: Criteria, symptoms, and treatments
What is ADHD? A straightforward guide to what we know, and what we don’t
You also wanted to educate yourself on other mental health challenges.
Mental health conditions aren’t the only mental health challenge – there are relationship issues (which we already know you read a lot about), problems with low self-esteem, work-related challenges, and more. This year, you were most interested in bullying, mental health challenges in children, and divorce.
Bullying: A guide for the bullied and their loved ones
Children’s mental health: A handbook for common issues
Divorce: A handbook for couples and exes
You explored how therapy can help.
Like we said earlier – we hope that you scheduled a session with a mental health professional if you need it or feel you might benefit from it. Whether that’s individual therapy, couples therapy, child therapy (for your kid), or even a less-conventional therapy – such as those you liked reading about in 2022: family constellation therapy and friendship therapy.
What family constellation therapy can reveal about intergenerational trauma
Friendship therapy: A professional can help friends improve and maintain their bond
Here’s to Reading and Learning More in 2023
We look forward to continuing to support you on your mental health journey and provide you with the information you’re looking for – from working through relationship issues to practicing self-care, grieving tough losses, understanding symptoms of mental health conditions, finding tips for managing other mental health challenges, learning about how therapy can help, and even more.
Happy (almost) New Year! If there’s a mental health topic you’d like us to write about in 2023, leave us a comment below.