Vista Law Firm Leadership Summit returns June 22-23, 2023.
Greater Awareness and De-stigmatization of Mental Health
While social media brings about many challenges, it has also provided us with a personal platform to express ourselves and has given us access to millions of other peoples’ stories. We’ve grown up in an era where mental health issues have been more openly discussed and accepted compared to previous generations. From celebrities to star athletes, people are opening up about their struggles. The world watched as Simone Biles, seven-time Olympic medalist, pulled out of the all-around Women’s final in the 2021 Olympics because she wanted to focus on her mental health. Public acts of bravery in sharing something so personal are annihilating the stigma that surrounds mental health. This kicks down doors, allowing others to be liberated in sharing their own struggles and devoting the time and energy necessary to promote their own well-being. By advocating for mental health awareness and support in the modern workplace, millennials are helping to create a more compassionate and empathetic workplace culture. This culture encourages all employees to prioritize their mental well-being and seek help when needed.