The Mind in the Workplace
The Mind in the Workplace Series, focuses on the importance of mental health in the workplace. Mental health can be a topic that many shy away from in the workplace. Breaking the silence on this topic strengthens our ability to be inclusive and aware of challenges that others may be struggling with. Join us in this important series to learn more about mental health challenges and ways to support employees who experience mental health challenges so that everyone in the workplace can thrive.
Week 10: The Mind in the Workplace -
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) & Schizophrenia
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Please Note: The Mind in the Workplace series aims to educate and spread awareness about mental health disorders and their impact on the workplace. However, members of the HR team are NOT mental health professionals. The information provided should not be used to self-diagnose, nor does it fully depict the complexity of each mental health disorder referenced. We understand that mental health looks different from person to person for numerous reasons. Therefore, please use discretion and consider doing external research when viewing the videos in this series.
As the video discusses, Hollywood seems to be fascinated with DID, regardless of the negative stereotypes that are perpetuated because of sensationalized film productions. How might such stereotypes affect those living with DID in the workplace? How can those without DID help counteract these stereotypes?
DID and Schizophrenia are less common disorders than others we have looked at such as depression or seasonal affective disorder. Why can it still be helpful to know the basics of these disorders, even if you and your team do not have any direct experience with them? (Hint... how can it help you interact with team members who have family members struggling with these disorders, or with teammates who make jokes about the disorders because of their popularity in the media?