[Note: The links to other sites and this post may have triggers to those healing]
“Lean In” is a popular saying these days. Yes, I think it is great to get more women (and underrepresented groups) into higher levels of management and more equity in tech. It’s a change that I hope I see in my lifetime.
While we are “leaning”, let’s end the stigma about mental health. From mental health education to suicide prevention to mental health care accessibility, I want to see improvements in our world.
Just breathe… That’s what I tell myself when things get a little intense or stressful. Mindfulness can make a person’s world more pleasant and peaceful. Check out UCSD Center for Mindfulness for more information.
San Diego and California have been doing a great job trying to break down stigma. I love the “It’s Up to Us” program that educates and provides community resources. Young or old. Male or female. This site is a great starting point for information.
Let me leave you with a personal challenge: “Know the Signs“. You never know who you will impact. Suicide is preventable.