By: Derek Davis
As you read the title of this blog post, you may have asked: “Slide Nine is a PR and marketing agency, why are they sharing tools and resources for mental health?” A valid question, but also one we have thought about at length.
According to the World Health Organization, “mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices.” By that definition, each and every person on planet Earth has mental health.
As PR/Comms professionals, we understand that our profession often comes with changing deadlines and high stress levels, and we wanted to provide resources that can help both personally and professionally.
We believe that continuing to bring awareness to mental health will help to chip away at the stigma and in doing so, will result in more people getting the help they need. Mental illness has impacted our entire team, whether through lived experience, family or friends or both, and because of that we wanted to share the mental health tools and resources that have helped some of our team in their own mental health journey.
While we are not mental health professionals, we want to do our small part to potentially reach someone who may be in need. As Mental Health Awareness Month continues, take a look at our list, and if you feel compelled to do so, give the tools a try.
We hope these tools and resources are useful. We wish you well on your mental health journey. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.