Thu. Dec 12th, 2019

8 thoughts on “Workplace Mental Health #AtoZChallenge

  1. this is so true. retrenchment from corporate jobs is also one of the causes for mental illness. the experienced after 40 are thrown out to replace with the fresh graduates who can put in more energy and raise the profit and shares of the company. W is We Shall Overcome.

  2. I read an article somewhere that an employee sent a mail that she wanted a day off for her mental health recovery. While this would have been scoffed at in most cases, the CEO took time to reply and thank her for taking this time off as mental health is really important and if something at the workplace is making her stressed, she needs a break. I don’t know if this is a true story but it sure is a good direction to go in

    1. It was a true story but something disappointing emerged later on in other companies. Some companies had a mental health leave but people misused them for a long weekend and they were ultimately scrapped.

  3. Its such an important post. I suffered from major fatigue and a panic attack recently. It was so bad that I was forced to quit work. I had been working 12 hours days for years. My ambitions and commitment had crossed all limits. And I neglected my health. I still think I was lucky that I was able to take a break. Most can’t. I shudder to think what would have happened if I had no option and had to continue!
    Thanks for this post.

  4. Yes, I remember early in my career I was doing something that was not using my potential and I got depressed. The minute my role changed, I was happy! I think we need to push and understand ourselves so that we are not square pegs in round holes. Work being so important, we must make an effort to be happy there.

    1. Indeed. Too often we confuse work with life and end up doing something wrong don’t like. The moment ee do that, it stops being a career and becomes a punishment.

  5. Can’ agree more. A healthy mental state reflects in your work as well. I remembered once my boss asking ” Anami, you never did such mistakes. Is everything alright ??” Well it was a personal problem though but it got reflected at my workplace. And vice versa also applies. One should be happy at workplace.

    1. Our mental state does affect our output. It could decrease the efficiency or efficacy of our work. It’s nice to k ow your boss asked you instead of lashing out. I think that’s rare in the corporate world.

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