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🎧  Workplace Mental Health: Overcoming Stigma and Creating a Supportive Culture
Podcast Health & Wellness / PodCast / Mar 1, 2023 / Posted by Amanda Shevette / 28

🎧 Workplace Mental Health: Overcoming Stigma and Creating a Supportive Culture


Occupational mental illness is rising. Mental illness is stigmatized despite awareness. Stigmatizing mental health. This makes getting and giving help difficult.

Open Psychiatry

Amanda and the speaker discuss workplace mental health openness. Share staff stories. Coworkers and sufferers avoid addressing mental health. Misunderstanding mental illness. Speech should be empathic and supportive.


Universal mental health. Everyone should prioritize mental wellness. One narrative raises mental health awareness and treatment. Despite referring others, the person was humiliated to seek counseling.


Burnout is career-related stress. Burnout produces indifference, fear, and job unhappiness. Ignoring these indicators can worsen mental illness.


Generational views on mental illness affect workplace mental health. Leaders and HR professionals must normalize mental illness like physical illness. Psychosocial workplace laws demand annual mental health checks. “Before stage four” emphasizes early mental health treatment.

Mental Health Stigma

The speaker examines positive responses after overcoming shame. Praise and bravery are appreciated. They think normalizing hard things reduces shame. Notwithstanding their misgivings, clients and their children like them. Leading purpose, owned by the speaker, empowers employees and boosts revenue.

Diversity, Equality, Inclusion (DEI)

Speaker recalls DEI committee mental health debate. After the debate, DEI—which values differences and promotes connection and belonging for all, including mental health patients—was more recognized. The speaker thinks DEI should cover mental health because diversity includes it. DEI discussions around mental health may make workplaces more inclusive and helpful.

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About Author

Amanda’s 20+ year career has been focused in Human Resources, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning. Her early career was spent working for large corporations in the aerospace, automotive, construction, and fashion sectors. Upon leaving the corporate environment in 2004, she co-founded and directed operations for two small businesses while serving as an executive leadership coach and organizational development consultant. Her business, Leading Purpose, is a consulting and coaching firm that has been equipping and empowering business profitability through people-development since 2010. Her professional experience also includes four years as an elected local government official and several volunteer leadership roles in community-focused organizations. Currently she is a member of the board of trustees for Isothermal Community College and is a stability leader for The Stability Network, a movement of people speaking out about their own mental health challenges in order to inspire and encourage change in the way mental illness is viewed in the workplace. Amanda recently joined a higher ed institution as their Vice President of Human Resources where she has opportunity to expand education efforts about the role of vulnerable, authentic leadership in supporting mental wellness and corporate DEI efforts.


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