#112: Douglas Brush – Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional
This is the last episode in the five-part series on mental health, self-care, and neurodiversity. This will not be the last time I speak about these issues on the podcast. I encourage everyone to take these issues seriously and help remove stigmas and champion differences in the way our brains work.
Cybersecurity professionals spend most of their day focused on the health and wellbeing of the environments in their care. However, the cost of reducing risk and keeping our networks safe often comes at the price of our professionals' mental health. Many InfoSec professionals burn out, suffer from anxiety and depression, and turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, which further exacerbate underlying psychological and physical health issues.
This is an abridged version of one of my public presentations on mental health. My goal is to alleviate the stigma around mental health and stress the importance of open and frank dialogs about this serious issue impacting our community. I will share my journey, reverse engineer the stigma of mental health in business, and look at ways we can hack mental health in productive and meaningful ways.
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