This is the second post in a three-part series on how to slightly improve different areas of health: mental, physical, and spiritual. All three are crucial to overall wellness, but this one is the one I am most nervous about writing on. Mental health and wellness does not come easily to me; I feel things long and deeply (back when Twilight was popular, friends said I was like that idea of a vampire; emotionally, I get rather set in my ways). However, I've come to realize that this journey has given me skills where a lot of people have instinct - or, to put it another way, I have to be conscious of my mental health. I want to share a few tricks and tips I've learned along the way.