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Daragh Byrne Author

Thanks Scott. Yes, there are tons of different places to work - as much as it might be difficult to change while feeling unwell, it can be a great catalyst toward improved mental/emotional health. I have worked in toxic environments before and the toll it takes can be huge.

I'm fortunate to work with humans who I know have my best interests at heart - they explicitly say it's ok to not be ok, and have called me out on potential burnout situations before. It requires learning to set boundaries, which is a journey in itself, but its worth it.

Other humans can be great in providing you with perspective on your life situation and help you find your way out. If you can find an employment situation where there are people like that around you, that's a big win.