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Setting Boundaries as a Public Information Officer

A Guide to Better Mental Health

I have now spoken at several conferences about mental health for public communicators. Recently, I had the greatest pleasure of speaking for the second time at the National Association of Government Communicators Comms School in New Orleans.

I am always asked questions both in the session and after, and one really great question I got was ‘how do you actually set boundaries in this job?

My answer was more simple to say than to do, but that is ‘set boundaries’.

After some thought, I came to the conclusion that there needs to be some real guidance around how to set boundaries, and so this is what I came up with.


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