5 Employee Mental Health Myths

February 15, 2022   ·  

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting how we think, feel and also act. It can determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.

Below we've highlighted five employee mental health myths. 

1.) Mental ill-health is a sign of weakness ​

Seeking help for mental health issues should not be regarded as a sign of weakness – but rather a sign of strength and courage.

2.) Mental health sufferers cannot do their job effectively

The truth is that many people who have a mental illness can also have very successful careers. When they receive treatment for their illness, their performance improves even more.

3.) Mental illnesses are lifelong and incurable

When treated appropriately, most people will fully recover from their mental illness and will have no additional episodes of mental illness throughout their life.

4.) Mental health sufferers are violent and dangerous

This is one of the worst mental illness myths as it contributes to the stigma surrounding mental illness. It is rare for people with a mental illness to be violent and dangerous.

5.) I can't do anything to help a person with mental illness


Harkn helps you listen to your workforce. It gives everyone a voice and provides you with real-time feedback and, most importantly, early warning on employee well-being.


Katie Range
Katie Range

Marketing Manager

Employee engagementLeadershipMotivationWellbeingEmotional intelligence

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