A Completely Non-Scientific View of Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

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A little over a week ago, I came clean on my other blog, and social media. I admitted that I’m just really not OK.

If you’ve read the post, then you also know that when I mention mental health stigma, I’m not really talking about what happened with my workplace. No, that was exactly what I would want to happen. But, what I noticed was what happened kind of out in public, after the fact.… Read More

Linked: Returning to the office in 2021 will introduce a tricky new power dynamic

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I was having a discussion on Twitter about this recently, that there are people who want to go back to the office, and there are those, like me, who worked remotely before the pandemic and have no interest in ever working in an office. Figuring out how to account for all of the possible preferences will be key attracting top talent, in my humble opinion. But, how many places will be successful at doing that? This article asks a similar question:… Read More

Linked: Male bosses regard employee depression more negatively

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Isn’t it just possible that all those years of telling men to get over it, and quit complaining about their depression, has long-reaching effects across all of society, effects that can bite us all back when those same men are in a position of power? Maybe we want to think about coming up with a better way to help men of all ages deal with depression, so that they don’t grow up to have zero compassion for those who aren’t able to just “man up”? … Read More

Linked: Should I tell colleagues about my mental health problem?

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That’s the damage of stigma. People who need a little support, a listening ear, a proverbially shoulder to cry on, don’t get it for fear of being judged.

And then, things escalate and just get worse, until they are forced to leave their profession.

Why should this be the case when we are all dealing with a pandemic and having struggles? Why do we still judge people who actually talk about it?

Nothing will change until we can eliminate the stigma that causes so many to not even talk about their struggles.… Read More

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