Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
Are You Looking for Support? You're Not Alone
The number of self-employed people saying they have "poor" or "very poor" mental health has increased from 6% to 26% since the beginning of the pandemic (a 300% increase), according to new research by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed).
Find a Therapist Who Understands You
Triggers and stresses frequently experienced by freelance and self-employed professionals often include isolation, uncertain career trajectory, and financial instability. Due to the unique challenges experienced as a freelance and/or self-employed professional, it’s important to work with a therapist who understands your world — someone who specializes in your issues, gets the unique aspects of your profession, and is equipped to support your mental health.
Start your search today! When you find therapists that resonate with you, reach out for an initial consultation to discuss your mental health concerns and goals. Initial consultations are a quick and cost-free approach, especially helpful when searching for a therapist that understands your industry. Remember, you don’t need to be in a crisis to get help.
If you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide, you can always call 911 and go to your local emergency room. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.