3 thoughts on “Mental Illness is Expensive to Employers

  • April 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    I agree with you. Tell only the ‘right’ people at work. As we say in the South “everybody ain’t your friend.” HR is legally bound to confidentiality, so that’s the ‘right’ place to go to. They have a responsibility to do what is needed for your health; but also be your own advocate. -Elana

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  • April 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    —There are ways that each of us can fight the stigma of mental illness.

    There are ways we can fight those who voice that prejudice. One very simple way is to not be among them.

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  • April 13, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I disagree with this 100%. You are perpetuating the stigma with this advice. I own my bipolar disorder openly to everyone and live fearless of the consequences that come from that, because killing the stigma for all means more to me than any minor benefit I personally get from hiding it from my employer or other certain people. Your post is pure hypocrisy based in fear.

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