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 12: The Mind in the Workplace - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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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.
Have you known anyone who struggles with OCD? How does it affect their daily life? Is there anything they have shared that has been particularly helpful in coping with OCD?
Obsessions and compulsions can often be illogical and/or difficult for others to understand, making it harder to understand the behaviors of someone with OCD. Why is it still important to be respectful of coworkers struggling with OCD, even if they ask you to help them in a way that doesn’t make logical sense? For example, if the person asks you not to touch something on his or her desk.
Why is it important to recognize that a person with OCD may act in a way that is not representative of who they are or what they believe?