Mental Health is not a dirty word! This is Maggie Georgopoulos’ primary contention in her article published by Business Business Business, a website, marketplace, and business directory, made for business owners, by business owners.
As somebody who has fought a personal battle with mental health illness, Maggie Georgopoulos, author of the recently published book, “Up the Ladder in a Skirt: Solidifying Your Leadership, One Bold Step at a Time” demystifies and de-stigmatizes the issues of mental health and suggested reliable steps as a way to make an organization or any business a place of support and openness when it comes to mental health.
In her article, ‘Mental Health is not a Dirty Word’, Maggie provides enlightenment on the issues of mental ‘ill’ health and tackled important areas in understanding this illness in relation to the workplace. Three main points Maggie relayed:
- Anyone can suffer from Mental ‘ill health- as Margaret Larson puts it, “Mental illness is equal opportunity illness. Every one of us is impacted by mental illness”.
- It is important to understand how to help our employees and ourselves- this can be achieved by starting to implement a culture of openness around mental health coming from the top of an organization and policies be properly disseminated at the bottom level.
- Mental ‘ill’ health will only affect your bottom line if you fail to be open about it- as mental health does not discriminate, it can strike anyone in the organization, even the highest key player in the organization.
As Maggie boldly says it, “Mental health is a hidden disease, what I want to do, through my connection with children, women, through leadership is actually take this disease out of its hidden space, make work places more diverse, so that people who have mental health illness, can actually step out of the problem zone.”
Unravel the secrets of this hidden disease and dismiss the shame associated with it HERE.
A brave and enlightening article on the mental health issues in the workplace! Keep inspiring many, Maggie!
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