October 10th is World Mental Health Day and while we feel that everyday is a good day to focus on one's mental health, we wanted to take a moment to share a few resources that might be helpful for you and anyone you know wresting with anxiety, depression, burnout and more.
Here's a round-up of a few things that caught our attention this month:
My Struggle with Anxiety and Depression - Giana from Soft White Underbelly
3 Signs You Need a Mental Health Day + How to Take One at Work from Career Contessa
In Episode 40, host Laura McGoodwin talks with workplace wellness expert Jaclyn Margolis PhD about all things related to mental health in the workplace. We all saw, and perhaps experienced the unique struggles the pandemic brought to our work life and for many of us, these haven't gone away. In the digital realm of Zoom and email access at the tips of our fingers, the boundaries between work and life have blurred more than ever and we're realizing how hard it is to re-establish those boundaries.
Check out this great website, chock-full of resources for mental health. We especially love (love, love) their search features which connects you with BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ affirming care from therapists and coaches in your area. It even lets you filter by care specialities, insurance providers, sliding scale, language and more. As advocates of therapy for everyone (even if you don't think you need it, it can't hurt, can it?) it can feel vulnerable to talk to a stranger about the challenges and struggles in your life no matter how small they might be. Rest assured, you are not alone and we know how much of an investment (in your time, money and energy) it can be to find someone that is a good fit. But here's your sign to find a therapist if you don't have one yet or need one that might be a better fit.
Care Packages to Support Someone Suffering from Anxiety, Depression or Burn Out