Silent Superheroes - Frank Conversations About Mental Health At Work

Silent Superheroes - Frank Conversations About Mental Health At Work

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Finding Perspective, Bipolar and Alcoholism at Work
November 11, 2019

By day, Daniel is a sales manager at a credit card processing company and by night he’s a stand up comedian. Bipolar and alcoholism bring a unique perspective to Daniel’s work. As a stand up comedian, his life provides plenty of material,

Garbage And Gas To A Mental Health Advocate – ADD
October 01, 2019

Todd and his family identified his ADD fairly early in life. For a while, a regimen of medication helped him be a 4-point student. Then in 7th grade, a friend introduced him to marijuana. Todd decided he’d found a different way to manage ADD,

A Monster, Saved By Her Knight In Shining Armor – BDD and Suicide
August 27, 2019

“I remember doing it, and I remember making the conscious effort. But it really wasn’t me … but it was me. It’s a really hard thing to explain.” That was Shana, describing what she was feeling just after swallowing handfuls of pills during a suicide at...

My Boss Wants To Fire Me, PTSD And OCD At Work
August 07, 2019

Shana is an HR professional living with bipolar, OCD, PTSD and body dysmorphic disorder. On their own, any one of these conditions can be overwhelming. Managing all of them together should be an insurmountable obstacle, but it’s one Shana overcomes.

Marnie’s Mental Health Management Masterclass
July 15, 2019

Marnie works at Expedia helping teams tell stories, which she describes as her dream job.  Like me, Marnie lives with undiagnosed bipolar. She went through two marriages and divorces before an offhand comment in an acting class nudged her to explore he...

Stress, Drugs and Rigmarole, Epilepsy At Work With Kyle
June 18, 2019

Grand mal epileptic seizures are a serious business, often leaving someone on the floor convulsing. They’re scary for people around them and very dangerous for those who experience them. Kyle’s been living with them for nearly 20 years.

Drums, Depression and a Dog, with Kristina Schiano
June 04, 2019

Kristina Schiano is a professional drummer who at 23 years old has built a following of more than 750,000 subscribers to her Youtube channel. Her most popular video has been watched more than 10 million times.

When A Good Night’s Sleep Isn’t Enough – Narcolepsy At Work
May 21, 2019

As Shannon read the driving direction, she fell asleep again. This wasn’t the first time, in fact, she’d done it after every direction. Her inability to stay awake had become a problem, and she decided to finally see a doctor.

Purgatory in Paris – The Road To A Mental Health ERG
May 07, 2019

Max was 20, in an unfamiliar neighborhood in Paris, thousands of miles from home, desperately unhappy and in tears. Depression can take a grip on anyone, at any time. Imagine being a 20 year old student, doing an internship in a foreign country that in...

The Monster Behind You – Living And Working With BPD
April 23, 2019

“It’s not you, you just don’t see the giant monster behind you that I’m reacting to” Kellie Wagner, CEO @ Collective What do you know about Borderline Personality Disorder? The answer to that question for most people is “not a lot”. So,