During my career I have met 100’s of talented, hard working and successful people that suffer from some kind of mental illness. In most cases, these individuals have developed coping techniques, found the right mix of medication and had a workplace that provided a safe and understanding environment. For these individuals, their mental illness was not a barrier to success. In other cases, the mental illness is severe enough that it affects performance and productivity, which can lead to one losing their job, career and in extreme cases their life.
The problem with mental illness is that it is something that is not readily seen or understood. Many societies view mental illness as a major taboo, something that should not be discussed, let alone understood. In many companies mental illness is something that HR departments have no experience dealing with, which can result in talented, successful employees leaving the company.
As our workplace becomes more competitive and stressful, more and more individuals will develop some kind of mental illness. Companies must, if they have not already, institute some kind of mental illness program that can deal effectively with employees who are suffering from a variety of mental illnesses. Mental illness must not be ignored and pushed aside. It must be confronted, supported and understood.
YOUR MOST TALENTED AND SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEES MAY BE THE ONES WHO ARE SUFFERING THE MOST.
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Paul is President and CEO of One World Consulting Group, LLC. Paul is a career coach, recruiter, business developer and sales strategist who serves individuals and companies from around the world.