Most people keep their worries, their stress to themselves, because no one wants to appear weak or vulnerable, especially in business. Because of that, many of us have festering thoughts that keep us awake at night – some literally, some figuratively.
We’ve been tackling mental health challenges this year, be they something as simple as stress or as complex as personality disorders, none of which are a choice. By talking collectively about our experiences, we have a way to reach out digitally and say that you’re not alone.
It’s hard to know if what you’re going through is normal, so we asked our readers to anonymously share with us what keeps them up at night. Perhaps you’ll relate to some of these confessions.
In America, mental health issues are still seen by many as defects, as liabilities, which means many of us are isolated and alone in our experiences. If you’re feeling insecure about your career, especially with any of the following confessions, know that you are not alone (in fact, we recently published confessions about what makes people feel alone in their professional life and about career insecurities).
Click any image for the full sized version, and feel free to steal it and share it. If you relate to any of these and want to tell your story, tell us in the comments, or use the image you relate to in your own social networks and link to this story. If you don’t relate to any, but want your network to know you care about them if THEY can relate, also share.