Response to NYT Piece on Depression in the Medical Profession

This article is extremely brave in the way it stands up to social shame surrounding mental issues. However, it’s important to note that while depression and mental illness are highly stigmatized in the medical profession, stigma and fear of reporting are not unique to any one profession. Some professions may have more humiliation associated with mental illness than others, but the issue is pervasive across industries and sectors of the economy, and the negative impacts on organizational structures are the same. By creating psychologically safe work environments where employees struggling with mental health concerns can disclose feelings without fear, organizations will benefit along with their employees. Read the full article at the New York Times.

Art Credit: Jody Barton for NYT