How often do you get down, emotional, anxious, depressed and so on?
You often try to force your way out of the situation with distraction or similar?
I think anyone with a mental health issue has often tried to do that forcing ourselves to be happy or calm when we were are anxious ridden or depressed.
Its fine for our mental health to visit us especially the dark sides of it as without dark we have no light.
MAKING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH A BEST FRIEND
Ask yourself when a best friend visits do you force them out the door or walk away from them? Ignore them? Probably not as your a social being, so you greet them in whatever way you do and spend time with them giving them all your attention for the time your with them?
Why not try that with your mental health issues when they arise, like if your anxiety arises give it a name be it male or female or something that makes you laugh, spend time with it, hang out with it give it attention it deserves much like your human best friend and then part ways with it until another day.
We have to treat our mental health with love and compassion the more we neglect it the more it arises.