Response to CAMH Survey: "Over half of workers with depression do not recognize need for treatment"


According to a Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) survey, more than 50 percent of workers with depression do not realize that they need treatment. There are a variety of reasons why they don’t recognize their need for help. But, some causes for this denial include the stigma, embarrassment, and fear of disclosure associated with depression and other mental illnesses. Workplaces should support people with mental illness rather than looking down on them. If the workplace fostered acceptance and empathy, employees suffering from depression would be more likely to seek help.

Read about the study that I am responding to here.