Mental health, Workplace

The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

Bullying Stops Here - Pinkshirtday.ca Today is Pink Shirt Day in Canada, a day to stand up against bullying.  It began when students in a Canadian high school wore pink in support of a male student who was bullied for wearing pink. Pink Shirt Day makes for a good time to talk about how bullying… Continue reading The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

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Mental health, Workplace

Disclosing Mental Illness at Work: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you have a mental illness and have a paid job or volunteer gig, chances are that, at some point, you'll be faced with the question of whether to disclose your mental illness at work, and if so, how much to disclose.  Yes, there may be laws in place to keep employers from discriminating against… Continue reading Disclosing Mental Illness at Work: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Mental health, Workplace

Making Sense of Workplace Bullying

An important part of moving forward from the workplace bullying I experienced was trying to make sense of what had happened.  I wasn't even sure if bullying was the right word, and I had limited familiarity with the range of behaviours that workplace bullying can encompass.  I came up with the idea of doing a… Continue reading Making Sense of Workplace Bullying

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Mental health, Workplace

Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness

FotografieLink on Pixabay Job interviews are unpleasant at the best of times, and to me have always felt very fake.  But throw mental illness into the mix, and they can be a huge obstacle.  There are a number of aspects of job interviews that particularly worry me. Answering unexpected questions My cognitive symptoms of depression aren't… Continue reading Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness

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Mental health, Workplace

Profiles in Tremendousness: The Uncommon Sense Edition

In the Profiles in Tremendousness series, I borrow an idea from the Daily Show with Trevor Noah to celebrate the best of the worst in mental health care.  In this edition, I'll take a look at some of the weird shit that's gone on in places where I've worked, proving yet again that common sense… Continue reading Profiles in Tremendousness: The Uncommon Sense Edition

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Mental health, Stigma, Workplace

Legislated Stigma

johnhain on Pixabay Stigma can be found in many places, even places where we might like to think it shouldn't be.  One such place where I have found it is in government legislation, hence the title of this post, legislated stigma. Mandatory reporting of hospitalized nurses As a registered nurse, my professional license is through… Continue reading Legislated Stigma