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In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski is joined again by David Mendez, the Information Security Lead and Technical Project Manager at Region 10 Education Service Center. Jake and David have a conversation about mental health in K-12 IT and David shares some of his own personal experiences when it comes to maintaining a good state of mental health.
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(03:33) - David speaks to the topic of mental health and why it needs to be discussed more often, especially in the IT sector.
(08:05) - How the information age has created anxiety, mental health issues, depression, etc. in today's society.
(14:12) - How social media impacts mental health.
(21:42) - How the past two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic exposed mental health issues.
(28:35) - David shares a personal experience of his in regards to mental health and the expectations he put on himself that impacted him.
(36:50) - David and Jake discuss imposter syndrome, social media, and disconnecting.
(52:54) - David and Jake offer up some good habits to help improve mental health.
*Disclaimer: This episode features anecdotal experiences and conversations on mental health. This is not professional medical advice.