The Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health and Small Business

In this Episode

Kelly and Brian discuss how the pandemic caused increased anxiety and stress among business owners, especially women business owners. They also talk about silver linings and steps business owners can take to successfully deal with mental health issues in the workplace.

Highlights from Our Discussion with Kelly:

  • Today, we are more open to having conversations on mental health than we ever did 20 years ago. It was a stigma back then; now it is a reality that every business and family must address.
  • Mental illness affects everybody differently, which is why it’s so important to talk about it. There is no “one size fits all” solution to mental illness.
  • Throughout the pandemic women dealt with homeschooling and subsidizing virtual education. They had to makes decisions of working full-time or taking care of their families. The weight of the decisions to a tremendous toll on their mental health. 
  • If you want employees to be present, productive, and fully engaged in your business today, then you need to be fully engaged with them; it’s no longer a one-way street.

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