Money and Mental Health...Why it Matters to Me - Micro Empires

I always say that you can’t separate money from gender, money from marriage, money from family, and money from your own health. And so, for World Suicide Prevention Day, I want to take the time to talk to you about how these are all connected by sharing a little bit of my story.

In this episode, we are going to dive deep about how money is connected to our mental health, how we should be more open about it especially during the pandemic, and how I was able to cope with my struggles. Let’s dive in!

[00:01 – 03:36] Opening Segment

  • I welcome everyone to the show
  • I introduce the topic for today in lieu of Suicide Prevention Day
  • I talk about a study in American Journal of Epidemiology
    • Research states who the financial strain is a significant factor for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts
    • The pandemic can greatily impact economic suicide attempts
    • How these facts need to be recognized
  • Money is connected to gender, marriage, family, and health

[03:37 – 26:21] Why Money and Mental Health are Connected and Why They Matter

  • I share about my story and why this is important to me
  • Experiencing the loss of someone special
  • My theory on money and mental health
    • It strikes to the core of who we are
  • Thinking small or being as tiny as possible when struggling or facing a crisis
    • Just remember to breathe
    • Just remember to put one foot in front of the other
  • The 10 – 10 – 10 Method
    • Think about what you can do in the next 10 minutes, the next 10 hours, the next 10 days
    • Read about this method in my book called Pivot and Thrive
  • Coming up with healthy coping methods
    • Sleeping as a healthy coping mechanism
    • My emotional recovery nap
  • Writing down 3 things that you can accomplish today
  • Don’t be afraid to get help
  • Talk about it
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  • Find a champion
    • Someone who holds your hand while you go through your struggles
  • Look for available resources
  • Learn how to handle bankruptcy and reach out to an expert
  • Don’t forget to take action

[26:21 – 30:38] Closing Segment

  • Advice for those who are not struggling with mental health
  • Proper way to approach a friend, a colleague, or a family member with suicidal thoughts
  • Important hotline numbers to take note of:
    • Text ‘TALK’ to 274-1741
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      • 800-273-8275
      • Available 24 hours a day
    • Call 911
  • Know that you are not alone
    • Reach out to me through the links below
  • Final Words

Tweetable Quotes:

“And happiness is a choice, but loneliness is not. You can be a happy person, you can choose to be happy. But that doesn’t change your level of loneliness,” -Jennifer I. Grimson

You can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. I’m excited to hear more about you. I’m excited to know more about you. Also, feel free to shoot me an email at jennifer@micro-empires.com. You can call or text 213-973-7206

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