How do we end the stigma that people in the workplace face?
In my opinion, the only way to do it is to have conversations out in the open. These conversations are not easy and trust me it has taken me many years to come to grips with my own challenges.
People need to see that people they know and respect face challenges, as this helps them put a human face to mental illness.
I suffer from anxiety and for years I was terrified to let anyone know as I was sure they would consider me less competent.
I think it makes me more competent as I have faced challenges and come out on top.
What are your thoughts about ending the stigma around mental health in the workplace?