When a new study comes out about mental health, Client Leigh Richardson is ready to jump in and share her perspective. As a licensed professional counselor, Leigh has been featured on hundreds of stations that pertain to a wide variety of subject matter when it comes to brain health & what makes people “tick”
The media loves how Leigh shares specific insight and today she is talking about a recent study that suggests Millennials are more likely to quit jobs due to mental health. Let’s take a closer look on what was covered during this interview.
People Don’t Quit a Job… They Quit a Toxic Work Environment Live on Delaware 105.9FM News Talk by Leigh Richardson
Statistics show that younger Americans are more likely to quit a job for mental health reasons VS older Americans and in fact the study says that over half of Millennials have quite a job.
Takeaways from this interview:
HOST ASKS: Why is it that Millennials quit jobs for mental health reasons??
LEIGH: It’s an anxious generation. The Millennials are the first generation to grow up with the media and the internet. The internet can make life very good and also very complicated. The Millennials are comparing everything they do in their personal and professional life from what they see on TV and Social Media. This affects their self-esteem and their confidence and can appear in the workplace.
The host boldly questions Leigh, “social media is to contribute to mental illness?”
Listen to the interview to hear more of this conversation and Leigh’s perspective:
A recent study has come out claiming that younger people are more likely than those older than them to quit their jobs due to mental health reasons.🎙 Unmute the audio to listen to Licensed Professional Counselor and The Brain Performance Center Clinical Director Leigh Richardson talking about this as a guest LIVE on Newsradio 105.9 WXDR broadcasting in Lewes, Delaware.
Posted by The Brain Performance Center on Thursday, October 17, 2019
Other areas touched on during this interview:
– The Millennials have been called “The Therapy Generation” and Leigh shares how therapy is no longer considered a weakness in our society. People are talking about it now and that is a great thing to break the stigma! Getting help and an outside perspective can truly make a positive impact. This is a generation that believes it’s okay to talk about mental illness. (Thank goodness!)
-Leigh shares personal ties to this subject and shares with the host how she has recently written a book called “Turn Your Brain On To Get Your Game On” which touches on brain health on a much deeper level.
Studies show not only do the younger generation know its okay to reach out for help- but they know the proper procedures to acquire the help they need. The baby boomers are more afraid of retribution to step up and say they need help.
There is a false representation in life that everybody should receive a trophy in life as an adult. This is creating a false representation of life as an unhealthy win or lose feeling.
The radio host Jim shares his thoughts on how society is geared to run at 40 mph. It’s wonderful to hear in this interview how personal the host gets with his audience here. He has two sons. One son works on the water and is as happy as can be. The other son works on computers a lot with multiple screens and phone calls going at the same time and he is extremely anxious and miserable. He tried to explain to his son it is unhealthy to run at 40-100mph all the time because it blows gaskets mentally and physically.
Leigh agrees when you keep yourself in the constant state of arousal you ignite the fight or flight syndrome and cause you to feel like you’re unsure what to do. Everything is immediate these days and nobody wants to wait even two minutes for anything to come through. It’s imperative to meditate if you live in a frantic lifestyle or workspace to sufficiently take care of your self.
Why do Millennials “ghost” job positions?
Ghosting jobs is a mental health issue. They walk in and they get overwhelmed which ignites the fight or flight syndrome. So, then they feel like they don’t know what to do… To fight or to run? So they run.
What is your advice to people who have mental health issues who struggle holding jobs?
“My advice is SELF CARE. Self-care is self-discipline. Self-discipline is self-love. I do not mean to get home and drink an entire bottle of wine. It’s about the mind, body, spirit connection.”
There are many excellent employees who are Millennials. There are also the ones who have a bad working reputation. This is due to living in a “log off” society. If you don’t want to chat with somebody anymore.. You log off of facebook or put your phone down… If you see anything you don’t like… You don’t finish anything… You just log off. People don’t answer emails. They don’t see each other face to face. People are texting more personally and professionally so they lack the importance of respectful responses and human connection.
To learn more, read Turn Your Brain on to Get Your Game On.
More about what makes Leigh the perfect interview:
Leigh Richardson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owns her company based in Dallas, Texas called The Brain Performance Center. She started this company years ago as a “mom on a mission” after one of her twin sons was hit by a car. He survived but had a series of questions about his mental health after the accident. As a mom, Leigh shares her journey to finding her son help and inevitably starting a business. Leigh is a successful business owner and shares her expertise with the world with all subjects on mental health. Leigh is a candid and professional that truly stands out in the brain health space. She has been a client of Real News PR for several years and loves working with the media to continue to be a part of the conversation regarding mental health. “The more people talking through mental health the bigger change we can make and positive impact on people’s lives.”
Check out her website at www.thebrainperformancecenter.com
You can purchase her book online at: https://shop.thebrainperformancecenter.com/product/brain-on-game-on/