An Empathetic Approach to Mental Health Challenges

Episode 100

Host(s): Jonathan Saar from Market Me Social and Mark Howell from Howl Creative Concepts

Guest: Janet Baildon, Vice President, Talent Development at The RADCO Companies

Show Highlights

In the fast-paced world of property management, we often focus our energies on logistical challenges, striving for efficiency and profitability. Yet, we need to remember that each team member is an individual with their own personal story, struggles, and triumphs. As property management professionals, it’s essential that we recognize and address mental health in the workplace. Janet Baildon returns to share how adopting an empathetic approach not only fosters a supportive community but also ensures a sustainable and harmonious workplace environment.

Help people to show up to work as their whole selves
Approachability and empathy while getting the job done
What organizations as a whole can do to create a supportive environment

In conclusion, as stewards of communities and leaders in the property management sector, we hold a responsibility that goes beyond bricks and mortar. By embracing empathy, actively seeking to understand the mental health challenges faced by those we serve, and implementing proactive support measures, we can elevate the industry standard. Let us remember that at the heart of every property are human beings, and it is our duty to foster an environment where they can thrive both physically and mentally.

Class dismissed!

Additional Resources:

  • Mental Health Action Day
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) – Provides support, information, and referrals for individuals experiencing mental health conditions and their families.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – Provides information and referrals for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 – Offers free, 24/7 support for individuals in crisis via text message.
  • Therapy Apps: BetterHelp, Talkspace, and Ginger offer virtual therapy sessions and support for mental health concerns.

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