6 Signs You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health, Not Lazy

6 Signs You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health, Not Lazy

How is your mental health? Within the hustle culture and within society at large, the word “lazy” has negative connotations. We imagine a person who’s messy, unkempt and unambitious and is given the stamp of a loser. However, laziness can be a consequence of something more complex and significant. In certain circumstances, it can be an indicator of poor mental health and possibly, depression. Are you struggling with your mental health but people mistaken that as laziness? This video is for you.

We also made a video on the signs you’re depressed, not lazy: https://youtu.be/q8HRGiUeZwc

Writer: Max Gustavo
Script Editor: Denise Ding
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: Chantal Van Rensbur
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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