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…
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.
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.
You may have heard of the amazing Suzy Favor Hamilton from her three trips to the Olympics as an American middle distance runner. You may have heard of her when news broke that she had been working as one of the top escorts in Las Vegas. But today, Suzy is best known for her inspirational work as a prominent mental health advocate and author of New York Times Bestseller, Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness.
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.