Mental Health in the Workplace: How We Can Move Beyond the Stigma

Source: Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania, Knowledge@Wharton, Management, May 28, 2015

In the great order of things in the American workplace, many a stigma has fallen. Mental illness, though, has notably lagged — retaining its air of misunderstanding. …. But the social dynamics around mental illness may be changing. A combination of factors have come together in recent years — including the Americans with Disabilities Act — to lead many to believe that the stigma is finally fading, perhaps even in the workplace. ….