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When: July 7, 2020 at 2pm
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Paula Allen_Recognizing Risk_EN
RECOGNIZING RISK Recognizing the risk factors for mental illness needs to be addressed on several levels. As individuals, we need to be aware of the signs and behaviours that tell us we may not be functioning at our best. As people leaders, we want to recognize behaviours and performance issues that may indicate an employee is stressed or at psychological risk so that we can offer help and support. From the workplace perspective, it is important to know what resources are in place to support employees' psychological health, and where gaps may exist.
RECOVERY There are as many different perceptions and definitions of recovery as there are perceptions and definitions of mental illness. Recovery is very personal and unique for each individual and impacts attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills, and roles. The list below highlights important information about mental health recovery, whether it's your own recovery or if you are supporting someone else.
REMOVING STIGMA Stigma occurs as a result of stereotypes and negative perceptions and is often associated with mental health conditions. Stigma can occur both externally and internally (self-stigma), and is a major barrier that may prevent an individual from seeking help for what is often a very treatable condition. External stigma may be obvious and direct, for example, when someone makes a negative remark about another person's issue or treatment, or it may be subtle, such as when someone assumes that a person is unstable, violent, or dangerous because of his or her mental health condition. Self-stigma exists when people with mental illness internalize the negative stereotypes and opinions towards themselves. These negative perceptions can lead to self blame and low self-esteem. Individuals with a mental health issue often say that stigma is far worse than the illness itself.