24 Times Employees Lied About Their Mental Health For Fear Of Discrimination

“I found it easier to say I had a migraine than that I couldn’t stop crying.”

1. The prospect of opening up to your employer about mental illness can bring the risk of being stigmatised, ostracised, and even dismissed.

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These photos highlight the findings from a recent Priory Group survey which shows that, more often than not, workers would rather hide behind a “fake” illness than admit to a mental one.

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