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Mental illness yet to break through prejudiced barriers

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HC Online | 09 Oct 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Mental illness is a bigger barrier to employment than having a physical disability, a new report has found.
  • Lynn | 09 Oct 2012, 02:41 PM Agree 0
    In most cases we shouldn't even be aware that a person is or was suffering from a mental illness. Perhaps we could stop calling it 'mental illness' because that in itself results in a stigma.
  • Jodie | 09 Oct 2012, 04:21 PM Agree 0
    I had an employee diagnosed with bi-polar. I felt completely out of my depth. I didn't know how to manage the situation when his condition got the better out of him. I was very anxious about the effect on the other team members.

    Managers need education to feel more confident about hiring known sufferers of mental illness.
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