Mind Your Mental Health - Avoiding Workplace Burnout

If you or someone you know needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Stress is everywhere in modern life, but when it accumulates for an extended period, it can lead to burnout. While day-to-day stress affects everyone, someone suffering with true burnout usually has lost the hope, care and motivation needed to be well again. Here are ways to ward off burnout.
• Spot the signs of burnout: feeling continually drained; having frequent headaches or muscle pain; detaching from others; feeling hopeless, cynical, negative and irritable; and withdrawing from activities.
• List specific areas in your work and personal life that regularly cause excess strain. Devise at least one way to modify each situation to reduce its stressfulness.
• Build boundaries. Let others know that you’re feeling temporarily depleted and can’t begin new tasks. Take some time off.
• Vent to someone who can empathize with your situation.

With your help, we can bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health conditions in our communities. Take action if you or someone you care about face such a struggle. Help is available! Visit the Mind Your Mental Health website or click on the links below to learn more. 

During September, Stamp Out Stigma is taking this opportunity to discuss substance use disorder recovery and will be highlighting the importance of speaking openly about recovery and finding treatment, since there is still stigma associated with mental illness and addiction. It’s our job to help end the stigma surrounding mental health by sharing resources and starting conversations. We encourage you, your family, friends, and loved ones to learn more about mental illness and substance use disorder and what resources are available to help those find treatment. Here are some important facts you should know: