The 2022 LinkedIn Top Voices in Mental Health highlights 10 thought leaders covering how to prioritize your mental health and wellbeing.
Mental health has become part of the decision-making process for professionals weighing their next career move, with over a quarter of Gen Zers wanting their employers to offer free mental health benefits. In light of a global pandemic that upended the balance of work and life, many companies are now gradually adopting new resources for bridging the emotional gap between job responsibilities and the realities of daily life. As help becomes more accessible, professionals have the opportunity to prioritize their wellbeing, destigmatize care and help create safe environments for colleagues who may be struggling.
LinkedIn News is debuting its first list of Top Voices in Mental Health — 10 thought leaders driving meaningful conversations around what it means to prioritize your mental health and wellbeing. From understanding the impacts of burnout to strategies for coping with uncertainty, these creators are focused on making mental health resources more accessible, approachable, and informative. The Bowman Foundation for Workplace Equity and Mental Wellness Founder, Natasha Bowman, JD was named a creator that speaks to your interests and stays updated on her latest insights in your LinkedIn feed.
All Top Voices lists are editorially curated by the LinkedIn News team and highlight the creators to follow who are writing and sharing about today’s important workplace, career, and industry topics.
“What she talks about: “Creating a supportive environment around mental health in the workplace starts with open and honest communication between employees and managers,” Bowman says. The consulting firm founder opens up about her journey with bipolar disorder and depression as she covers why employees are reluctant to talk about mental health and ways to promote wellness in the workplace. Bowman shares how to negotiate your mental wellness before taking a job and breaks down why authenticity is critical to the future of work.
Her advice for prioritizing your mental health: “Pay attention to your mental health the same way you pay attention to your physical health. Know your triggers, set your boundaries, and seek help or support when needed.””
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