Let’s Talk Mental Health: SkillUp’s Mental Health Resource Guide

Jul 21, 2022

Talking about mental health helps decrease the stigma around the topic, and improves our communities by helping more people seek help and learn to cope. Mental health is about maintaining a positive state of wellbeing, leading to a healthy mind, which is important for all aspects of your life, including your career.

Why Mental Health Matters – Especially When It Involves Your Career

In the last decade, talking about mental health has started to become normalized, especially in the workplace. When you are in a good state of mind mentally, it helps you have a better outlook on life, and that applies to you in the workplace as well. It is important to understand the career and employment topics that can affect your mental health. 

Some recurring topics we’ve heard over the last few years include the economy, recession, and big changes in the job market. There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to these topics. This can cause panic and worry, which can have long term effects on your mental health. Additionally, if you are battling other challenges in your life, this can cause even more stress and worry. It is important to remember that it is normal to feel this way. But it is also important to find help, which is why we have assembled a variety of resources for finding free and low cost mental health support that can help you take care of your well-being. 

Mental Health Resources Guide

Our mental health resource guide helps you navigate free and low cost support systems so you can access help wherever you are.

  • 60 Digital Resources for Mental Health
    • This list provides resources (blogs, phone hotlines, diagnostic tools, research portals) for addressing issues ranging from general mental illnesses and disorders to specific needs of diverse populations.
  • Neuro Wellness Spa
    • There are many mental health wellness blogs online, and this resource helps break down the top 100 blogs that provide insight and community to help you achieve total wellness. 
  • Therapist Aid
    • Therapist Aid provides essential tools for mental health professionals, and you can access worksheets, videos, guides and articles to help manage your mental health. 
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  • The Mighty 
    • The Mighty is a safe, supportive community for people facing health challenges. The Mighty has different groups where you can connect with others who are facing mental health challenges and learn about what’s new in mental health. 
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  • Psych2Go
    • This YouTube channel aims to bring educational information about psychology to everyone all over the world.
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  • Finding Affordable Therapy
    • If you prefer in-person versus digital support, these 6 strategies will help you find affordable therapy in your area. 

Leaning On Your Peers

Finding community is another great form of support, in addition to our mental health resource guide. Finding other people who are dealing with similar challenges and barriers can help you feel less alone. SkillUp’s partner, JVS, has a variety of workshops that are focused on helping people looking to make a shift in their career. JVS is located in the Bay Area, but serves workers nationwide, so you can connect with other workers going through career shifts no matter where you’re located. Finding support systems and resources can help you on your career journey.

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