Mental health disorders often strike in two ways. On one hand there are the symptoms, the distress, and the disabilities caused by serious mental health disorders. On the other, are the impacts of stigma and the pain that people struggling with these disorders feel as a result of social disapproval. In both cases, the strikes leave invisible wounds.
In this newsletter, we’ll be looking at:
Stigma and its detrimental effect on seeking help
Coping mechanisms and the negative outcomes of not seeking help
How to detect mental health distress in a colleague or employee
How to open up the conversation about mental health in the workplace
Strategies on how to fight stigma in the workplace
More information about how you can support a colleague in distress is available on our HR website.