Bringing Mental Health Discussions
into the Daylight
Talking openly about mental health - just like you would physical health - will help remove the shame and stigma that needlessly isolate us, causing us to suffer alone in silence.
At work and at home, finding the courage to speak your truth and cultivating the facility to truly listen can bring us the connection we all seek.
Speaker. Advocate. Writer.
Welcome! I'm Tracy Hargen, and I am so glad you're here! You’ve come here because you care, and we need more people in the world like you. I’m not a mental health professional – but our journey may help you on yours.
So, if you are struggling, or loving someone who is, you’ve come to the right place. And if you are part of a company, and you’re trying to figure out how to help your employees, good for you! You’ve come to the right place too, and I’d love to work with you.
Wondering how you stack up to best-in-class mental health support for your employees? I developed a quiz to help you assess the support you have in place and identify potential areas for growth.
From My Blog
A place to come together and explore parenting, mental health, and the joy of living deeply.
Words on Impact
The team felt it was highly valuable and really appreciated Tracy’s practical advice to help navigate a challenging situation with mental health. They all felt emotional, and they really valued the fact that you cared about them to put on a session about mental health.
You've helped me be a better Mom. My son told me he was struggling. Normally I would have told him he's fine, but instead I heard the words from your talk, and I sat and listened to him. He gave me the biggest hug - picked me up off my feet - and told me how much he loved me. He's getting help now. I shared this with my friend who then changed how she talked to her son. I just want to thank you for sharing your story - you may never know how many people you have impacted and helped.
Excellent run through of all the benefits and resources we offer. I'm in HR and until this presentation, I didn't realize everything- OR, quite frankly, I may have even seen the list before, but it hit me differently today following Tracy's story.
“Tracy is courageous, inspirational, and intelligent as she shares her personal story to help others. I’ve seen her in action, and she does a great job raising awareness, dealing with a difficult topic, and changing people’s lives.”
-Scott Frank President/Chair Peace Harmony Joy Alliance
"Do you know why it impacts people more coming from you than anyone I’ve ever hear talk about this? Because you’re not standing on a platform saying ‘I have all the answers on how to be a great mom. But what I can tell you about is how you can help your children with their mental health.' This one thing that happened to me can help other people. You don’t say ‘I’m super mom, you say ‘Hey, I can help you be super mom by this part.’"
- Big Kev, Laugh4apurpose host