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Four things people with Mental Illnesses wish their bosses knew

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by Sydney King, Staff Reporter, Assistant Photographer

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Everyone dreads going into work sometimes. But for those with a mental health disorder, that feeling is more than just a run-of-the-mill case of “the Mondays.” Here are some things that people with mental illnesses want their boss to know.

  1. Productivity can suffer if they’re not supported
  • That lack of motivation can also extend into a person’s ability to complete tasks once they arrive at the office.That’s why encouragement, understanding and support are vital. It doesn’t just help the employee, but the employer as well.
  1. They’re afraid of being held back if they reveal their illness
  • Of course, it’s up to the individual whether or not they want to disclose any health condition. However, there’s a lot of hesitation with mental illness. Because of the stigma attached to mental health issues, people often stay silent about their condition for fear of being punished professionally.
  1. Sometimes therapy will conflict with work schedules
  • Therapy is one of the most effective ways to manage a mental health illness and it’s crucial that an individuals follow their treatment plan outlined by a medical professional. Unfortunately, that sometimes means that therapy appointments may conflict with work engagements or even may need to happen during lunch breaks.
  1. Your support means the world
  • Recognizing and validating an employee’s psychological condition or well-being can do wonders. Offering your understanding or support for someone dealing with a mental health issue. That can make a huge difference.
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