In a study of 1,000 workers, 62% said they would feel more comfortable talking about mental health issues if someone in a leadership role spoke up first. Co-founder and mental health advocate Aaron Harvey spoke to Forbes about how he shows up authentically for his team.
“I try to bring my real self to work every day. I do have to hedge though because anxiety is the killer of all kindness. And when I’m anxious, I can be unkind,” says Aaron Harvey, Co-Founder/CCO of Ready Set Rocket and Made of Millions, a resource created, as the site says, “For Suffers, By Sufferers” of mental illness. “I’m constantly trying to balance being my “true self” while also recognizing my weaknesses.”