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Comment #1136177 by Liz Carr

Liz Carr Apr 23rd 2013, 7:23 AM #

Definitely believe that workplaces need to do a hell of a lot more for people suffering with mental illnesses to feel comfortable at work.

I don’t have a mental illness but I can completely see why people who do could have anxieties about going to work. There is such a click culture in Irish businesses that it would make any “outsider” uncomfortable and I fully believe its down to management to put an end too.

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One third of people with bipolar disorder unable to work - report

One third of people with bipolar disorder unable to work - report

Around 40,000 people in Ireland have bipolar disorder, but many were only diagnosed after experiencing symptoms for between 2 and 3 years.

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    Favourite Stephen Ellis
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    Apr 23rd 2013, 8:18 AM

    I don’t think it’s just workplaces, Ireland in general needs to up the standard in all aspects, look at other countries its considered a normal thing to see a shrink but there is a BIG stigma in Ireland and mental health

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    Apr 23rd 2013, 8:29 AM

    Completely agree, I think everyone needs to make a living and if you spend 9 hours a day, 5 days a week in one place you need to be able to feel comfortable in that environment.

    Employers need to realise that if they look after their employees the business will look after itself.

    Productivity is so much higher if your employees feel happy, comfortable and respected so its a win win for all.

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