My Descent Into Burnout
Today I walk you through my massive descent into burnout, and subsequently depression, that happened just over 10 years ago. I share this, not for self-indulgent reasons, but because I truly believe by sharing my own story, it will help raise awareness broadly of what the inside of depression and burnout look like. More than that, I believe it may help those of you who may be currently suffering, to identify what's going on, and seek help. Or it may help you more clearly identify what's going on in your partner or loved one. Just a heads-up, I don't spend a lot of time on the solutions, treatments, or what helped me get out of the pit – I intend to cover those in depth and detail on future episodes. I do, however, make it very clear that there are solutions and treatments, and I encourage you to seek help from the links below if you, or someone you love, needs support. Please let me know if this episode resonated with you, and please know that I deeply care for, and want to support, anyone who has experienced burnout and depression in a similar way. With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: Be Do Have Training Series with Jim Fortin Towards the end of this Episode I talk about my mentor Jim Fortin and his awesome Transformational Coaching Program, which I've done a number of times now. RIGHT NOW he is running a FREE video training series called "Be Do Have". It starts on 4 March and runs for a couple of weeks. I invite you to join... it's been a massive help in my life, and something I 100% recommend. Join here: https://israelsmith.com/bedohave Israel Smith – 1:1 Coaching, Inspiring Blogs, and more Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.