Mental Health At Work - A Workshop 10/8-11

A workshop to discuss mental health in advertising and what to do about it.

Is it normal in a long term relationship for your significant other to not support what you do and talk to you like a child every day? We live together and I feel trapped. This is so hard.

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I have appreciated everyone's candor in this discussion. Here are some tips on Stress Management and Burnout from my workshop. Cont.

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My boss put me down today in front of my team, by saying "you can't do that" after my co-worker showed their work. Its eating me up.

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As an industry, can stop looking down on mental illnesses, like addiction. I hear the convos, I feel the holier-than-though attitudes...

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How have people navigated lunch time mental health appointments? I’ve been in therapy for years and still find it very hard to be direct with management about my needs

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Can someone speak to the mental health issues faced during periods of unemployment and how one can deal with depression and anxiety?

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I hope everyone has a good day, take a moment and check on your friends, family and colleagues and ensure they feel supported and valued.. you never know what they may be dealing with

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Please discuss the mental health aspect of ghosting and mentally moving beyond. It hurts when I put time and effort into research and preparation for an interview and get half as much respect.

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Had to quit a job because a belligerent boss was killing me. Had to take a few months to really get my head straight. I’m trying to find a job now and I’m worried the gap in my resume is hurting me.

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Is anyone’s agency doing anything to support Mental Health Awareness day tm? I’m very upset that in an industry with such a high propensity for mental health impact, my agency is doing NOTHING...

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What value do people see in specific training for managers and leaders around mental health conversations and or in dealing with work life balance?

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Realizing that I’ve been grinding away in agency life, my friends have been out there having a personal life - meeting their spouses, traveling, etc. Feels like I’m watching my life pass me.

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As a creative, its hard for me to disconnect my sense of self worth from the work that I do. I’ve learned how to “stop taking critiques personally” in the business sense, but below the surface...

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My boss literally made me cry a few weeks back (I don’t typically cry at work but the stuff they said got personal and mean) and I’m really struggling to work with this boss now. Cont.

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This is a joke. We pretend we work in a "woke" industry, but the same people are still subject to the same stigmas, carry the same his last biases, and work just as hard to maintain the stat… more

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Not only do I have to deal with a job that is a grind & requires personal sacrifices, but my account leads have to make me feel like I’m stupid, too. Where are the leaders that inspire?

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I’m having trouble dealing with sexism. Mostly it’s the daily micro aggressions that add up and leadership that promoted a CD that doesn’t work well with women.

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Any advice for dealing with a gas lighting boss? Anxiety is too high right now because of it.

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Looking forward to the conversation on Thursday

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I’ve heard in the uk taking a mental health leave is paid and unstigmatized. I had to provide a lot of documentation from doctors as to why I was in need of one.

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