Asking ourselves the right questions is key to keeping our well-being intact. Having been surprised by my symptoms in the past, I created this two-step strategy that helps me assess my well-being, be responsive and proactive, and thrive. I’m putting it out there in hopes that others might find it useful in their lives as well.
Discussing mental health is never easy, be it with family, friends, or your larger community. Discussing mental health at work, however, can often feel even more complicated. Having open conversations about mental well-being can make your workplace a safer, more open environment.
The positive impact of prioritizing mental health in the workplace allowed me to increase resilience, think outside the box, and increase my emotional intelligence. Though living with mental illness is painful and constant work, knowing I consistently accomplish my goals and dreams empowers me to live my fullest life.
In my many moments of debilitating depression, I have not once lost my job, nor even been reprimanded. Here’s how I make sure to take care of myself within the context of getting out of bed to go to work every day, even when it seems impossible…
After years of speaking, I was struggling to find female advocates that were my age and on the circuit in the same way I was. Though I was constantly speaking to large audiences, a part of me felt alone in my advocacy. And then I met Melody Moezzi.
It’s estimated that over 16 million adults in the US experience major depressive episodes. And considering a majority of these adults also hold jobs, more thorough employee-employer communication is long overdue.