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Has anyone gone on short term leave to help manage their mental health and recoup? I’ve felt burnout coming for months and it’s here, and so are the feelings of depression. I don’t really know where t… more

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Im scared to start therapy. I desperately need it. I’ve cried this whole day on and off. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t cry once a day. I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt truly happy an… more

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At a new company that I love but I feel so disconnected, bummed, out of sorts. As I get more projects, I am becoming less confident and more anxious. Cannot get out if this slump and worried that this… more

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Started a new 100% remote role less that 6 mos ago. A dream come true right? Wrong. I feel so disconnected from boss, teams, not sure I’m doing anything right, now self conscious don’t feel I’m adding… more

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Started a new job (small, indie agency) after a year long break in another country where COVID restrictions were a lot tougher. Struggling a lot with adjustment and anxiety / depression as a result. … more

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I quit my previous job and took a 20k pay cut so I don’t have to work under a psychotic boss who liked to mistreat and humiliate people. Dignity first, money second.

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Completely burned out and 6 months pregnant. Do not know how I will survive the next few months before beginning mat leave. Burnout stems from amateur clients who are causing me and my entire team to … more

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Just had a anxiety attack for the first time. How do I avoid/manage it ?

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I know many of us are struggling with our mental health and I give a lot of leeway to people on my team because of this, but I have one person that has gotten so bad that it’s become toxic. At what po… more

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I have bipolar disorder and GAD. Not sure how I fell into such a volatile field but know it’s not good for my anxiety or maintaining equilibrium. I’m a little over 40 now and am spent. I wonder if the… more

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🌱October JOB THREAD! Share any openings or opportunities you know of for those who may be looking to make a change! Any firms or orgs that prioritize mental wellness and WLB especially welcome. Dro… more

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Those of you with bipolar disorder who have experienced a mixed episode, how do you know when it’s coming on? I’ve experienced a few but this last one really felt like it came out of nowhere and I was… more

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I’m tired. I don’t want to do this anymore. I’ve been pushing pixels for almost three decades and I can’t find any more fuel to get going. I don’t like advertising or marketing, I don’t give a damn ab… more

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TW: This past year has been rough, ended a long relationship, started and stopped therapy cause insurance didn’t cover, been trying to change jobs and settling visa issues all at once. These past few … more

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Does anyone have a work culture that prioritizes WLB? Sometimes I feel like it's all talk for branding.

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After going to therapy once a week, and going over many therapy strategies to use between appointments, I’m finally feeling better and my therapist agrees that I can go to therapy every 2 weeks. I j… more

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❤️ Pay it Forward: Drop a piece of advice or wisdom that has really helped with your Mental Health and Wellbeing. Help another user and pay it forward! 👇

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It’s been a grueling 18 months, for everyone. There’s a unique story I’d like to share and it’s my own but I have to believe it’s not only mine. I was privileged enough to be able to WFH during the pa… more

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Days like today where I'll be completely fine then one thing will literally ruin and entire weekend, make it the hardest to push through. I'm spiraling now and I know the source is work relate… more

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I just started on Zoloft for depression. I'm pretty mild but want to be more patient and kind to my family than I've been. Anybody want to talk about your experience starting antidepressants?

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(25/F) Anyone willing to share about their experience with severing relationships with family later in life? My parents and I just no longer see eye to eye — I’m out of the southern bubble now and aft… more

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Not sure if this is the right place to post, but I'm currently out on FMLA and STD for mental health reasons and I'm on appx wk 8. I just went to a neuropsychologist and had through testing an… more

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What are things you do while at work to reduce stress?

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Once you’ve rationalized and validated a negative emotion is illogical, but that feeling doesn’t go away….what next?

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How do people deal with work/life balance? I am an entrepreneur and am extremely blessed to have significant growth in our family business. However, the dynamic of me being the one person running the … more

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🍂 September Job Thread! Hello Lovely People! What is a company you work for or know of that offers great mental health and wellness benefits or work-life balance? Drop in the comments below to suppo… more

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When you're so unhappy and unsatisfied with your personal life right now, it trickles into the job interviews you're doing, so you don't end up interviewing well. How do you interview be… more

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For people who have found a therapist they love working with, what was your process? Where did you start? Are you meeting them IRL?

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How do you deal with setbacks? I've been navigating a lot of rejection recently and I'm trying to stay positive. What are ways you've found helpful to keep moving forward? Could really use… more

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My mom has no money, no job, and just injured herself and is about to have a mountain of medical bills.. That I will have to pay for. She is an amazing mom and I am so thankful for my childhood, but I… more

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Feeling like a (massive) POS today, despite the fact that on paper everything is going well and that’s okay :)

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Has anyone here taken a pay cut because of mental health? I work in a very dysfunctional environment with a manager who can be despotic and unnecessarily harsh - and I am tired of it. I have been inte… more

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Received a notification from Glassdoor that someone found my old review of my previous agency to be helpful. Less than a month later someone else posted an incredibly long, detailed, harsh (but true)… more

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We’re rapidly losing staff and my stress level is the highest it’s been in a while. It’s triggering severe depressive and anxiety symptoms - can’t sleep, racing thoughts, extremely irritable, reclusiv… more

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Anyone who's been diagnosed with ADHD fairly late (at least in 20s)? I'd love to know your experience. Like did medication work well for you, do you take it every day, or just on work days? Di… more

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I find that when something is on my mind I fixate on that and it overtakes my entire life - in the current case it is someone I am seeing. Things are going well but I cannot get her out of my mind and… more

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Has anyone ever expressed their difficulties (e.g., depression/anxiety) to their supervisor? What was the experience like? I worry that by being honest about current challenges, I could be hurting m… more

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Everyday I think about quitting & how much I hate my job. When do I say enough is enough and quit? I have a family to support & a ton of student loans so it not like I can be unemployed. Just … more

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