This content was originally featured in the May 10, 2023 newsletter found here: https://www.trustinsights.ai/blog/2023/05/inbox-insights-may-10-2023-mental-health-awareness/
Hi. If you’ve been subscribing to this newsletter for a while you know that every now and then I take a break from tech and business so I can focus on you, the person and your mental health. This is one of those newsletters. In this issue, I’ll be sharing mental health resources in honor of mental health awareness month. If talking about mental health is not for you for whatever reason, that’s okay. I’ll see you back here next week.
I’m Gen X. This means that I straddle the line of learning to keep things to myself (from my baby boomer parents) and being transparent about everything (from my millennial friends and coworkers). It can be tough to navigate, especially when you don’t want to “burden” other people with your issues (it’s not a burden, I promise). You may have been taught that seeking help was something to be ashamed of (it’s not).
In this newsletter, I want to share with you some resources that you may find helpful. You can ignore them, you can use them, it’s your choice. You can reach out to me, you can keep it to yourself, it’s your choice. You are in control of this conversation.
Did you know that more than 1 in 5 US adults live with a mental illness? For what it’s worth, I don’t love the word illness. Or disorder, or ailment. I feel that it continues to perpetuate the stigma around talking about and seeking treatment for mental health.
I don’t need to delve into my life story with you, but I can tell you that I’ve had my fair share of failures and tough times. I’m human. So are you. And as a human, I’ve had to learn how to protect my mental health, make it stronger, and help it recover.
With that, here are some resources you may find beneficial. Feel free to share these with others as well:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/tools-resources/index.htm
The CDC has a good list of resources, from emergency lines to more specific types of support.
If the analyst in you is looking to dig around in the data, the CDC also lists publicly available data for anyone to review and use: https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/data_publications/index.htm
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/mental-health-resources-for-underrepresented-communities
The AFSP has a strong list of mental health resources for underrepresented communities.
Mental Health First Aid https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/mental-health-resources/
This site has a more extensive, and more granular, list of resources for those looking for specific types of support.
Mental Health America https://mhanational.org/mental-health-month
If you’re looking to take a more proactive approach and help others, this site has a lot of good ideas and resources to get started.
This is by no means an extensive list but rather a starting place. You journey will be personal to you and finding resources that suit yours needs will be as well. Finding support shouldn’t be overwhelming.
If you have other resources you have found helpful, please share them with me so I can share them with others. If you are looking for additional support, like a community of people, you can check out mine and join for free – Analytics for Marketers. We talk about more than marketing and the entire community is open and welcoming. You can join here. (trustinsights.ai/analyticsformarketers)
If you want to talk one-on-one, feel free to reach out to me directly. I’m here. You can reply to this email or find me on social media.
Next week I’ll be back to dazzling you with another way to use the 5P framework to make your business run smoother! Until then – take care of yourself.
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