let's talk about mental health and the anxiety we feel surrounding it.
Running a business, managing your life, being a human, we can forget to talk care of ourselves, take care of our needs to function, breathe and live. We can tend to ignore signs of a mental health deterioration because of shame, ignorance or a miscommunication of what is transpiring. NNot only that, but there is a huge gender bias when it comes to mental health. While 1 in 5 Americans experiences a mental health disorder every year, women are diagnosed with depression and other anxiety related disorders at twice the rate of men. A recent study by The World Health Organization confirms that these common health disorders constitute a serious public health problem. Unipolar depression, predicted to be the second-leading cause of global disability burden by 2020, is twice as common in women.
So it begs to ask, why aren't we talking about our mental health more often, more in the open and with more vulnerability? We want to work on how to have these honest conversations with ourselves and with our loved ones.
Following our talk, we'll jump into a #BONUS workshop led by The Wellness Project NYC going in-depth on how what we eat and how we treat ourselves affects our mental wellbeing. It's a crash course in your own mind/body connection and provides you a chance to develop an easy, actionable mental health maintenance routine that will fend off burn-out, depressive periods, and brain fog.