Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Workplace

Lawyers Weekly has released a follow-up to their recent article in which Justice Marshall called upon young lawyers to join him and share their experiences with mental illness. In response to concerning comments about how admitting to mental illness is akin to “career suicide,” “Disclosing mental ill health should not cost your career” discusses the general unwillingness of lawyers to come forward for fear their competency will be questioned and their careers affected. Lawyers Weekly spoke with Michael McGarvie, from Victorian Legal Services, who elaborates on his belief that “suppressing conversations about employee mental illness only exacerbates a problem…”

Read the full article here.

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