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With everything happening in the world, and all we know about the effects of stress, 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, recent 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:
We'd also like to extend an opportunity to pick up valuable insight and tools for managing your mental health through Nonprofit University, the training center housed by Work for Good's parent company, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. In Managing Pressure and Maintaining Balance – a live, online, interactive training session – you'll identify your personal pressure points and practical strategies for working through them.
Marc Schultz is content editor at Work for Good.