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Should Employees Disclose Their Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace?
It could help reduce stigma around mental health.
At present, employees with mental illnesses fare
than any other types of disabled groups in the labour force because of the stigma around mental health.
A lack of knowledge among the public about mental health issues is a
of stigma. Having discussions with colleagues about their health issues increases knowledge about mental health generally.
Knowing people with mental health issues and discussing those issues with them helps to break negative stereotypes.
don't take mental health seriously
. This exacerbates the stigma.
Several findings in a
, by the Canadian Medical Association, suggest that in Canada a strong stigma persists among a significant proportion of the public despite disclosures.