Trigger Warning/Content Warning:
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about mental health, mental illness, as well as suicide ideation. We don’t go deep into the topic, but we just wanted to let you know that that is what is coming up in case it is something which might trigger you. So, I hope that you will enjoy the episode today and if you are struggling in any way, please do reach out to your local provider of mental support services.
This week on the podcast I talk to Maurice Rabb. Maurice is a member of the Tokyo English Lifeline Japan Executive Board, he’s also a California licensed attorney, professional development and strategy consultant, diversity and inclusion strategist, career coach, and a legal tech evangelist.
In the episode we discuss the work TELL Japan has been doing for the last 50 years and how it has been helping people through these times of increased stress and anxiety, especially during the pandemic. We also discuss some personal instances of mental health challenges and Maurice has some great advice on becoming Mentally Wealthy!
If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- How Maurice’s involvement with mental wellness services started in junior high through a peer to peer program called the Natural Helpers Program
- What led Maurice to become involved with TELL, Tokyo English Lifeline Japan
- The sorts of challenges people are facing over the pandemic the TELL has been helping with
- How mental health is a continuum with many different layers of varying degrees, and you don’t need to wait until things get really serious to reach out for help
- How to access resources for mental wellness at work and why leaders should educate themselves on what resources are available for their team members
- Advice to parents about looking after your own mental health
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Maurice L. Rabb has been a TELL Japan Executive Board Member for several years. He is a California licensed attorney, professional development and strategy consultant, diversity & inclusion strategist, career coach, and legal tech evangelist.
He has been living and working in Asia for more than 15 years. During his time in Asia, Maurice has worked for U.S. and Japanese law firms as an international business lawyer and human resources professional and for a global education Non-Profit Organization.
Things mentioned in the episode:
Tell Japan website: https://telljp.com/
Mental Health Pyramid video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aXFzDyuALI
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