62. The Mental Health of Leaders

Women leaders suffer. 

Better said, women leaders suffer too. 

The myth that women who lead don't suffer because, well, why would they?

They're at the top. They're high achieving, high-performing individuals. How could they possibly suffer? 

They do. And they suffer in silence.

They would rather stay quiet than tell their employer they are suffering from anxiety, burnout, depression, loneliness, and many more ailments brought on by the pandemic. 

And perhaps by increased work demands, pressure from home-life struggles, lack of leader support, isolation and lack of connection, overwhelmed with an increase in parental duties, and well, just being a human in these uncertain times. 

On today's episode, Dr. Denise shares the guiding principle that all leaders should prioritize: Lead Thyself First. When a leader puts her needs, desires, and mental wellbeing first, she can then help others with their mental health recovery.

Tune in to learn the four steps to take immediately to put your mental wellbeing above all things. The Mental Health of Leaders episode is dedicated to women suffering in silence and who need support taking the next best steps to mental recovery. 

Dr. Denise invites you to continue the conversation over on Instagram @drdenisesimpson.

Head over to the Masters of Leadership program, the exclusive program for women leaders supported through life coaching and leadership development. Go to http://www.drdenisesimpson.com/mol to enroll today!

DISCLAIMER: This episode or the information shared on this podcast is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice, therapy, or psychological counseling. Please seek appropriate professional help or dial 911 if you have thoughts about harming others or yourself. In addition, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 for immediate support.