For Mental Health Awareness Month in May, I am doing a presentation at work about mental health! Would love some ideas about what to include.
Last year I feel like my presentation was a bit long, but people really loved it. I went over the following things:
- Recognizing and fighting mental health stigma
- How to listen to or help someone who is going through a hard time
- Recognizing work stress and tips to overcome it
- Types of therapy (CBT, psychodynamic…)
- Tips for finding a therapist using our work insurance
This year I plan to have my coworkers do an anonymous survey to get a better idea of what they’d like to learn about.
I also think I’d like to go over some psychological concepts or cognitive fallacies, like black/white thinking, how to recognize and combat those.
Lastly I think I’d like to go over “what’s normal?” to help people see that if/when they have negative feelings (stress, inadequacy, self-doubt, etc) that those feelings are normal. Or maybe just some facts about emotions in general (like the role of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex when it comes to emotional regulation)
Wondering if anyone else has good ideas for what could be both interesting and useful to talk about? Some hands-on activities would also be great.
I have about an hour to present. 🙂
(I feel SO grateful to get to do this again!!!)