I get to meet interesting people every day. You just can’t imagine what some have gone through.
To look at them, you would never know.
They may look good, smell good, and sound good. But they have faced ugly giants and still somehow find the courage to keep going.
What you must know is that mental health issues are about everyone, in every corner of life.
It affects the C-suite executive as much as the individual contributor.
It affects the privileged and the economically downtrodden.
It affects all of the diverse communities of race, gender, and religion where we live and work.
It affects the old, the middle aged, the “quarter aged” and the young.
While our focus as a nation and in our local communities is on opioid addiction, school shootings, suicide and other heartbreaking issues that absolutely require a focused and effective response, much of what we see as professionals is wrapped up in the everyday goings-on of life.
For whatever reason, it’s getting harder and harder for many of us to cope with the daily stress of life at home and at work.
Maybe it’s the phones,
Maybe it’s too much screen violence,
Maybe it’s our general disconnectedness,
Maybe it’s D: All of the Above.
But mental health isn’t just about issues. It’s about people who need support from people.
And we people are the only ones who can provide that support. It’s not just the responsibility of your local government, your schools, or your workplace’s HR department.
We all play a role in our society’s mental health issues.
You are the missing piece.
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