Identity, Mental Health and Work

[We’re pleased to welcome author Hadar Elraz of Cardiff University. Hadar Elraz recently published an article in the Human Relations entitled “Identity, mental health and work: How employees with mental health conditions recount stigma and the pejorative discourse of mental illness,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Hadar Elraz summarises … Continue reading Identity, Mental Health and Work

Employees and Mental Illness

In 2018 the stigma of mental illness still plagues the workplace, along with the direct and indirect costs associated with healthcare and lost productivity. In the face of negative attributions attached to mental health conditions, how do employees manage their conditions as well as the demands of their jobs? How do organizations develop cultures and … Continue reading Employees and Mental Illness

Mental Health and Work: Stress and OB, Part 2 of 3

With economic uncertainty and job insecurity on the rise, stress levels are also at increasingly higher levels. With effects on physical and emotional health, the toll is high for individuals and organizations. Today we’re looking at recent research addressing issues such as the effects of commuting to work; the relationships between ill health and employment; … Continue reading Mental Health and Work: Stress and OB, Part 2 of 3

Mental Health and Work: Employee Engagement, Part 1 of 3

Results from the U.S. National Co-morbidity Survey, a nationally representative study of Americans ages 15 to 54, reported that 18% of those who were employed said they experienced symptoms of a mental health disorder in the previous month. During Mental Health Awareness Month (#MHM2014) it seems fitting to examine research on a problem affecting many … Continue reading Mental Health and Work: Employee Engagement, Part 1 of 3