Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, of any age, in any walk of life. There could be someone in your workplace suffering as you read this. It can make holding down a job extremely difficult for the person suffering. Having a stressful job can even amplify your anxiety. The stress of having to hide your struggles can, in itself, cause even more stress. You’re not alone. Mental illness is a subject I write about on a very regular basis.
Mental Health In The Workplace
DPG, Developing People Globally who carried out a study on mental health in the workplace ahead of World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October this year. Unfortunately, this flagged up some seriously concerning statistics. I’ve collated the results a little infographic for you to have a look at.
You can check out the DPG blog for tips on how to create a more supportive workplace.
Mental illness can be completely debilitating. People often consider it to be less important because it’s not physical and you can’t see it. This is a pretty daft opinion, particularly if you look at the suicide statistics. Mental illness can be life-threatening so don’t brush your feelings under the carpet.
You’re not alone and it’s okay to ask for help.
Thanks for reading.