Check out this article I published on Vocal Media's Journal about workplace bullying: https://journal.media/learning-to-name-workplace-bullying
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
An important part of moving forward from the workplace bullying I experienced was trying to make sense of what had happened to me. 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 … Continue reading Making sense of workplace bullying
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 as bad … Continue reading Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness
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
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 the College of … Continue reading Legislated stigma
It's #BullyingAwarenessWeek, so it's a good time to talk about a different kind of #metoo: workplace bullying.