#1 "Life's great - on the outside" – a conversation about mental health and work with Paul Heywood
Work not working out, promotion not happening, living to work, not working to live, is this enough to send you to the edge – literally to the edge?
Logically it can be hard to understand that work worries can make you consider ending your life. But logic doesn’t play a big part in a mental health crisis.
Please listen to this podcast. And really listen.
I contacted Paul after I read this Linked-in post in support of World Suicide Prevention Day. Paul was working in a top job, for many a dream job, with a leading sports company, meeting world-class athletes, travelling, able to enjoy his passion for sport. Life looked great, from the outside.
For Paul, this painful period is now in the past. He continues to work in sport and is also now a mental health advocate and owner of Pink Condor a business helping people, by listening and using NLP, to find a path to a happier and more sustainable life.
He's taken a brave step by sharing his story. And he's now being the change he wants to see in the world.
The takeaway? Take time to check-in and ask friends, colleagues, and even strangers how they are... and then listen to the answer.