Spring can be sign of hope for those who have been dragging their feet all winter. Just the vision of blooming flowers and sunshine can be enough to shake us out of that winterly rut we’ve all been in for months.

Then again, our emotional health doesn’t suddenly rise with the temperature. Individuals with S.easonal A.ffective D.isorder and those with allergies may even feel worse with the rapid change of the seasons. And even then, life doesn’t suddenly get better. Sometimes when we’re feeling good, when the weather’s good, life sends us a doozie of a problem. We’re knocked back down to square one and the discouragement and despair that comes with that (whether it’s being wronged by a friend or failing at a job) feels overwhelming. You can easily wonder if you will be able to handle it all.

Don’t give up! These bloggers will show you how to pick yourself up if you’ve been knocked down. Learn how to accept a past hurt, combat negative stigma and isolation by joining a movement to spread awareness, and manage stress by being more resilient. In doing so, you’ll create your own spring garden of healing regardless of the weather outdoors or the emotional one going on inside.

Ten Steps of Acceptance – When Forgiveness Is Not An Option
(Neuroscience & Relationships) – Whether you’ve been wronged recently or in the past, an important process in your healing involves forgiveness. But what if you’re not ready to forgive? Try these steps to cultivate acceptance instead.

Mental Health Heroes will all GO Lime!
(Mental Health Humor) – Too often we feel discouraged or helpless about misinformation regarding mental health. But this is a movement we can all be proud of. Find out how you can get involved by spreading awareness and reducing stigma in the month of May.

Easter Inspiration – How to Get Back Up When You Get Knocked Down
(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – It’s natural to fall into valleys every once in awhile. If you’ve hit one and are feeling discouraged, take heart. This post will help you pick yourself up back up with five ways to help you look on the bright side.

Emotionally Sensitive People: Survey Results, Part 1
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – Two hundred and sixty-two results later, and the answers are in. Discover what concerns emotionally sensitive people most and what coping skills they have developed to help them live in an often insensitive world.

2 Things You Can Do Right Now to Decrease Anxiety and Depression
(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – When you’re in the midst of uncertainty and stress, the best thing you can do is to take care of yourself. Here are two ways that’ll help you better manage your health no matter what you’re going through.