It’s Mental Health Day!
This year’s theme focuses on mental health issues at the work place.
On average we spend more than a 1/3 of our lives at work (but the hours have steadily increased for many Americans), so it can have a significant impact on our mental health daily.
Our work is not only a source of livelihood, but also our identity, purpose, and dreams. So having a solid mental health at the work place is crucial, not only in achieving our goals, but finding growth and joy in a place we spend so much of our lives at.
Sadly, around 70% of Americans are unhappy and disengaged at work, which can lead to mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and other serious ailments, as well as unhealthy behaviors.
Use this day to raise awareness of your own mental health issues at work. Give it some attention and deep thought. Ask yourself, do I have any mental issues at work? If so, what are they?
Writing them down and reading it helps immensely. You can also share it with people you trust to get their input and help. Identifying and acknowledging is always a good start to resolving any issues.
Whether it’s a support group, a psychotherapist, family or friends, reach out. Many mental issues can be managed and treated.
Make sure you are eating healthy, exercising regularly, and increasing your positive attitude daily. These are all weapons and allies to combat mental health issues of any kind.
You are not alone and you don’t need to suffer alone.
Give yourself a mental break, empower yourself with knowledge, as well as from loved ones.
Breathe. Take one step at a time.
You are probably doing better than you think and things can always get better.