Link – Positive Experiences with Mental Illness in the Workplace
While it is great that people are having positive experiences in the workplace when it comes to mental illness, these are still small numbers. In the same study, 27% of respondents said they were treated dismissively or told their illness wasn’t serious or real. Almost 25% said they were demoted or denied opportunities after disclosing a mental illness.
Discrimination against someone because of a mental illness may be illegal, but that doesn’t mean it has disappeared. There is still much more room for improvement.
It is great, and proof that the more we talk about mental health, the more likely it is that employers will recognize that this is not something that happens to the “others”, but right there among their own friends, family, and employees.
But there’s still a long way to go.