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With a global pandemic still simmering, an economy struggling to right itself, and conflict erupting at home and abroad, it’s clear that we all must prioritize our mental well-being. That's especially true if you're seeking a job, which can often be a taxing and unpredictable process – but even those in stable positions can be at risk for issues like burnout, particularly in the purpose-driven sector.
In fact, new research shows that 4 in 10 U.S. workers report that their mental health is in decline and that they are putting off health care measures for it. If that’s you, we hope you’ll gain a better understanding of your condition, and some tactics for bettering it, in the list of resources below.
Please bookmark this page so you can return to it as needed; we also plan to update this list in the future with new resources and more targeted assistance. You can also check our jobseeker resources page for both general and demographic-specific help.
Work for Good and our content contributors Job-Hunt have a number of resources focused on mental health challenges specific to jobseekers. Here are a few:
To build understanding and support
Information on mental health issues common among workers, and resources for getting ahead of potential stressors:
To find relief
Techniques for dealing with stress and other mental health challenges, both in the moment and as they accumulate:
Marc Schultz is content editor at Work for Good.