Job strain is likely to occur when individuals find themselves in environments with specific objective characteristics. Research has demonstrated that there is an increase in the incidence of inflammatory diseases and poor mental health when these characteristics are present.
Key factors that create a stressful work environment:
Reasons why some workplaces are particularly difficult to function in:
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the mind is the “seat of awareness, thought, volition and feeling.” Mental illness is a disorder or upset of the mind. One out of five suffers from a disorder of the mind at some point in their life.
During the 35 years of my professional career I have been in awe of the resiliency of individuals who struggled with mental illness. Individuals recover, learn ways to manage their vulnerabilities, and lead satisfying lives.
Mental Illness Awareness Week is a time of reflection and education. I encourage you to join the awareness movement by taking these three actions: