When we have mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia, it can affect our ability to function and be productive at work. It can be tough to stay or go back to work after taking a break.
Some challenges people with mental health conditions may face at work include:
Reduced self-confidence: Our confidence may decrease, making it harder to perform well.
Stigma and secrecy: Due to the stigma around mental health, we might feel the need to keep it a secret, fearing discrimination from others.
Coping with work stress: It can be difficult to handle stressors in the work environment, which can worsen our mental health.
Struggling with work conditions: Certain work conditions like strict hours, noisy offices, or heavy workloads may be harder for us to handle compared to others.