Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Workplaces Quit Quietly Ignoring Mental Illness

See this article by that title in USA Today. An excerpt:

Despite its stigma, a growing number of employers and employees are addressing a topic that has long been taboo: mental illness in the workplace. Employees' emotional health, a topic that once seemed incongruous with the survival-of-the-fittest corporate arena, is getting attention as a real bottom-line issue. Employers are beefing up mental health services as new research shows the staggering cost of mood disorders — depression, anxiety and panic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder — can have on businesses.


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