Mental Health Stigma and Why Telling Your Boss Is So Hard


Telling your boss that you have a mental health problem is hard. Really hard. Even though you've made major gains in taming your dragons; even though you have strategies and mechanisms in place to manage your condition and keep you productive; even though you'd have no issues telling them you need time off or consideration … Continue reading Mental Health Stigma and Why Telling Your Boss Is So Hard

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Talking about mental health helps yourself and others


Depression and anxiety are a part of my life. These are just two of a huge variety of mental health problems which are just that - health problems, like asthma, glaucoma or tinnitus. Like other health problems, sometimes the mental health problems of your colleagues, family or friends require additional consideration. They don't mean your … Continue reading Talking about mental health helps yourself and others

I’m no Superman…


What follows is perhaps the most difficult piece of communication I've ever written. It's difficult because of the hurt, guilt and shame I still feel despite my rational mind knowing these feelings are unwarranted and unhelpful. It's difficult because of the stigma attached to mental health issues; the automatic distance people put between themselves and … Continue reading I’m no Superman…