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How to Advocate for your Mental Health at Work

There is often an imagined badge of honor that comes with working non-stop, skipping lunch, or staying at work late. Not taking vacation or sick-days in service of working more becomes associated with the notion that if you don’t take care of yourself, then you prioritize work, which means you’re an all-star employee. While this may be a cultural norm (either in your office or a personal/family value), this article debunks that myth and highlights reasons why self-care is actually more beneficial for you and your work. In addition, you will read about ways in which you can proactively and effectively speak to your boss about setting boundaries and how to ask for help. Placing your mental wellness above everything else is the best thing you can do for yourself, your loved ones, and your place of employment.

Traci Bank