Julie – Kent, UK

“Coming back to work after 2 weeks of bereavement leave is tough at the best of times. I made all the right self-care choices (with a nudge from my counsellor) to not personally deliver training and coaching for 6 months, and to allow my business to grow organically rather than drive it forward. All good advice I know, because as a resilience coach I am always telling clients not to drive forward and try to build something on shaky foundations…”
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Anonymous – United States

“The most important lesson I’ve learned thus far about mental health: ask for help. I’ve struggled with grief, anxiety, and self worth throughout my life. I considered making an appointment with a therapist for years before amassing the courage to actually make the appointment…”
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Deanne – United States

“My first real bout with depression occurred in 1998 after my father passed away.  He died the day after my birthday, right as I was about to finish school and then head off to university in the autumn.  His death, along with the life changes that were taking place, left me in a very dark place for probably a year.  I muddled through, largely on my own, as it was not something that was really discussed in my family, nor in my circle of friends…”
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