Speaking up about mental health at work reduces stigma, but at a cost

It took a while before Mr Nicholas Patrick, who was diagnosed with depression in 2011, could talk to other people about having a mental illness.
It took a while before Mr Nicholas Patrick, who was diagnosed with depression in 2011, could talk to other people about having a mental illness.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Speaking up about mental health in the workplace can be a double-edged sword.

While being open about mental illness helps reduce the stigma surrounding it, some people, who have struggled with their mental health, question whether doing so may also limit their careers.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content