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Mental health: Walking the talk in the workplace

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HC Online | 09 Jul 2014, 11:46 AM Agree 0
It’s seen as a sensitive subject, surrounded by stigma, but employers need to tackle mental health head-on. HC talks to an expert about how to address the issue in the workplace.
  • Harold A. Maio | 10 Jul 2014, 03:31 AM Agree 0
    there’s still a stigma.

    One can say with absolute authority that is true on your pages.


    Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor
  • Gary Taylor | 15 Jul 2014, 08:22 PM Agree 0
    One of the practical ways to change the culture is for organizational leaders to have those "brave conversations" referred to in the article. For instance, if the HR Director mentions (over a cup of coffee) that a family member has been treated for depression, for instance, it gives permission for others to talk about the subject. This is an arena where positive role models can play an important role. Too often leaders at work are being exhorted to be "perfect", while everyone battles with their own issues, pretending that they are all coping. Be the brave one who opens the conversation on a personal note.
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