LSBDC State Director, Carla Holland shares some Working from Home Tips for Productivity, Mental Health and Staying Healthy …

Many people are working from home; but while getting your work done is important for business, staying healthy (mentally and physically) is just as crucial for at-home. It’s all about creating boundaries between work and personal life, and that can be a difficult adjustment. Here are some tips for telecommuting, working from home, self-isolating or even self-quarantining—no matter your reasoning.

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In Her Words: New Orleans East Resident Rhonda Lee

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Rhonda Lee

My mother was diagnosed with a mental illness when I was in middle school during the early ’80s. Being a young caregiver for a loved one with mental illness involved struggles no child should ever have to endure. Her health challenges presented phases of unbearable beatings, heartbreaking and unloving words, unexplainable pain, feelings of exhaustion, periods of confusion, despair and hopelessness.

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Rhonda Lee wrote this article to help give hope and inspiration to families affected by mental health illness.  Rhonda is a NAMI New Orleans volunteer and board member who shared her story, which was posted on the @NAMICommunicate Blog. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of families affected by mental health illnesses through education, support services, advocacy and research.