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Prioritizing Mental Health This Labor Day: Rest, Recharge, and Reflect

As we celebrate Labor Day and the contributions of workers across the nation, it's essential to remember that labor isn't just about physical toil; it also encompasses the mental and emotional efforts we invest in our daily lives. This Labor Day, let's shine a spotlight on the importance of mental health. As the saying goes, "Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work."

The Mental Toll of Work: Work, while rewarding and necessary, can take a significant toll on our mental health. The pressure to perform, meet deadlines, and navigate workplace dynamics can lead to stress, anxiety, and even burnout. According to a recent study, over 80% of workers reported feeling stressed at their jobs, with 40% describing their work as "very or extremely stressful."

The Importance of Rest: Rest and relaxation are not mere luxuries; they are essential for maintaining good mental health. Taking a break allows your mind to unwind and rejuvenate. So, how can you incorporate rest into your Labor Day celebration?

Self-Care Strategies: Remember that self-care isn't selfish; it's self-preservation. 

Over the Labor Day weekend, consider:

Reflecting on Work-Life Balance: Work-life balance is about more than just taking breaks; it's a philosophy that acknowledges the importance of a well-rounded life. 

Take this Labor Day to reflect on your own work-life balance:

Supporting Others: This Labor Day, reach out to friends and family to check in on their mental well-being. Many individuals silently struggle with work-related stress. By starting a conversation about mental health, you can make a significant difference in someone's life.

Seeking Professional Help: If work-related stress or mental health issues become overwhelming, don't hesitate to seek professional help. Mental health professionals are trained to provide guidance and support to help you manage and overcome these challenges. Don't let stigma prevent you from taking this important step. Visit to learn more today!

This Labor Day, let's celebrate not only our contributions to the workforce but also our commitment to mental well-being. Rest, recharge, and reflect. By nurturing our mental health, we not only improve our own lives but also create a healthier, more productive, and compassionate work environment for all. Happy Labor Day!

Alyssa Johnson Neurotherapies Program Manager at Oasis Therapeutics

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