Mental Health at Work, from a Leader’s Perspective – A Discussion with Melanie Vargas
We kick off National Mental Health Awareness month with a thought-provoking conversation with our friend, Melanie Vargas, Founder and CEO of Radical Ignition. Melanie shares her story and insights from an insider’s perspective on how mental health challenges are showing up in the world today, and the critical role that leaders need to play, toward promoting mental well-being. This discussion raises some important points about who has been most impacted by events like the pandemic, layoffs, quiet quitting, and more. Are you ready to meet mental health, head on? Listen in and learn ways in which businesses and leaders can effectively promote mental well-being in the workplace.
Challenges for Action
Thinking about the day-to-day challenges that you find mentally exhausting or, at least, challenging, what steps will you take to address and/or deal with them? What actions help you get out of negative thinking?
What will it take for you to employ curiosity and empathy in helping colleagues, friends, employees, as they deal with challenges that impact their mental well-being?