Work is important to our well-being. In addition to the income it brings, it can be a big part of our identity, how we understand our skills, and a way to contribute to something bigger. However, a mental illness can have a big impact on the way we work.
What are mental illnesses?
Mental illnesses are health problems that affectthe way we think about ourselves, relate to others, and interact with the world around us. They affect our thoughts, feelings, abilities and behaviours. Depression and anxiety disorders are the most
common mental illnesses. Mental illnesses are more likely to come up during times of stress or uncertainty, which can be part
of many people’s jobs. However, life stress outside of work can also affect mental health, which may then affect a person at work.