Mental Strength How to Become Mentally Stronger By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Published on March 04, 2022 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 148 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Friday Fix: Episode 148 While most people understand what it takes to become physically strong, there’s a lot of confusion about how to grow mentally strong. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to develop mental strength. You might even do some of them already without realizing that they’re helping you grow mentally stronger. There are always opportunities to grow mentally stronger. And no matter how strong you are already, there’s always room for growth. Mental strength isn’t the same as mental health. In fact, as a therapist, some of the strongest people I’ve ever met were battling mental health issues, like depression and anxiety. Building mental strength can prevent some mental illnesses and it can decrease the symptoms of others. But, mental strength doesn’t make you immune to a mental health problem. In this episode, I share the three components of mental strength. I also talk about some specific exercises that can help you develop more mental strength. And I clear up some common misconceptions about what it means to be mentally strong. 10 Things I Do When I Don’t Feel Mentally Strong More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram. Check out Amy’s books on mental strength. 5 Things I Wish Everyone Understood About Mental Strength If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: Uncovering the Self-Help Strategies That Work for You With Dirty Heads Vocalist Jared Watson Friday Fix: Ask Me Anything Part 1 Friday Fix: How to Journal to Build Mental Strength Friday Fix: Top 10 Mental Strength Lessons Learned From Our First 100 Episodes By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.