June 4, 2015

Mental Health in Work Place - Increasing Attention by HR Professionals




May 2015

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/moving-beyond-the-stigma-of-mental-health-in-the-workplace/

“There is a lot of stigma around mental illness,” says Peter Cappelli, Wharton management professor and director of the school’s Center for Human Resources. There are still a lot of people who believe it is character rather than a physiological problem.  Mental illness is not very well understood at this point in time.

A national campaign  "Change Direction,” was launched  to encourage Americans to care for their mental health and recognize the signs of emotional distress — withdrawal, agitation, hopelessness, decline in personal care and change in personality. The campaign targets the business and corporate community, with Booz Allen Hamilton a major partner with the message "“Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness."

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