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disappointmentDisappointment can be a hard emotion to navigate. If you struggle with your mental health, the addition of disappointment can feel overwhelming. Learning to handle disappointment will give you a strong tool for your toolbox. Working with a therapist is the best way to understand your mental health better. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you face disappointment. 

Learn From It

Disappointment is hard, but many times we can learn something from the situation. Maybe you better understand the importance of relationships now, the difficulty of a class, or how to ask for help. We can always learn something from every situation in life. Don’t miss opportunities to better yourself because of disappointment. 

It’s a Situation, Not Your Entire Life

You are going through only a brief moment of your life. It can and will get better when you begin to understand and work through your feelings. Try not to get trapped in the negative moment. Place goals in front of you and keep moving towards them even through disappointment and discomfort. You will reach a moment when those disappointed feelings are behind you and hope is all around you. 

Realize It’s Not All Bad

There is a positive for every negative. Having this mindset will greatly help your mental health and overall well-being. When we can find the positives, we can more easily manage negative ruminating thoughts. Positivity and kind self-talk can have a profound influence on our mental health. When we can see the light, we can keep moving towards it. 

Rely on Your Support Group

Having a strong support group is wonderful. Whether it be friends, family, or mental health professionals, having people to turn to on your darkest days is incredibly important. We all need support, love, and a sense of belonging. There is nothing wrong with needing others and asking for help. 


Learning to manage disappointment and negativity is important. If you struggle with your mental health or addiction, you may find working through these feelings extremely difficult and overwhelming. Know that this is a normal response, and you are not alone. Here at The Guest House, we are a group of professionals with extensive experience helping people just like you through their unique recovery journey. Therapy can be a scary thought, but we are here to support you through every step. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can support you at (855) 483-7800