A Completely Non-Scientific View of Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace
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A Completely Non-Scientific View of Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

A little over a week ago, I came clean on my other blog, and social media. I admitted that I’m just really not OK.

If you’ve read the post, then you also know that when I mention mental health stigma, I’m not really talking about what happened with my workplace. No, that was exactly what I would want to happen. But, what I noticed was what happened kind of out in public, after the fact.

Linked: Three shockingly obvious ways to make flying less miserable
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Linked: Three shockingly obvious ways to make flying less miserable

It’s all those little unknown things that make us anxious when traveling, and the more anxiety that is built into the process, the less we enjoy it, and the more exhausting it is. I think that is an important lesson for airlines, but it’s also an important lesson for many people in a variety of service industries. Needing a lawyer, working with an accountant, etc. have always been things that most of us aren’t used to navigating, so there’s anxiety involved. Now, simple things like getting a haircut have become more complicated, and involve a lot more anxiety. Employees are also navigating things that they are not used to, maybe working from home, or working onsite but having to navigate all of these new safety protocols, and dealing with customers who are also dealing with all of their own anxieties all day. 

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 17, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 17, 2021

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Linked: How to set clear work boundaries — and stick to them

Linked: How to set clear work boundaries — and stick to them

I really like the ideas in this article, but obviously this is the one that is going to most resonate with many of us right now:

“Working remotely requires a heightened consciousness to make space for ourselves in and around work. We need to have careful conversations with our coworkers to ensure that our boundaries are understood and respected.”

Linked: How to Keep Work Stress from Taking Over Your Life
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Linked: How to Keep Work Stress from Taking Over Your Life

I think we can all see a lot of workplaces in this intro, so these resources can be very useful in helping us understand how to not let the stress of work ruin our health: “Work-related stress can get the best of us all. Emails, Slack messages, phones ringing off the hook, your co-worker dropping…

Social Networks Start Shutting Down Right-Wing Accounts, Are they Right?
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Social Networks Start Shutting Down Right-Wing Accounts, Are they Right?

Let me make a distinction here, between what the “right” thing to do for a social media company would be, and what they are within their rights to do. I am on record as saying I am for more free speech, almost always. Because I want stupid, dangerous people to be as public as they…