Mental Health & Employment.
The capability to work, while living with a diagnosis of mental health issues, is not only healing, healthy, rewarding, and promote recovery, but also help to booster ones confidence. However, there are numerous obstacles, preventing us from reaching our full potential in the work environment. I know there are employers, as well as charities, who publicly claimed to be mental health friendly, however, in practice, covert, overt, and sophisticated discrimination is the norm.
The least qualified, rather get the job and promotion instead of us. What a disgrace? I know there are legislation, that protect us from discrimination, like The Equality Act 2010 in the UK. However a declaration of mental health issue, on an application attract refusal. Moreover most of us that get the job are ridiculed. We are never taken seriously. Why are we treated this way? It must stop. The solution is to keep taking about mental health. The more the awareness, the more stigma will be confined to abyss. Our goal is parity of physical health, and mental health, and we will be triumphant, for we are survivors, we will never give up.