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LinkedIn posts have gotten personal and deep

By Danielle Abril

31 Aug 2023 · 6 min read

informed Summary

  1. LinkedIn has seen a rise in personal posts as users share more about their mental health struggles, relationship statuses and family life. This trend has been driven by the blurring of work and home life during the pandemic, with many employees prioritizing well-being and family.

She wanted to be open and real. So Erika Taylor-Beck got vulnerable on social media.

"I don't always have it all together," she wrote before revealing that she had been sexually abused, had turned to self-harm and binge drinking as coping mechanisms and has struggled with social anxiety and depression. "I share my 'dirty laundry' because it has made me who I am. . . . I'm grateful, and I want to help others get here too."

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