Suicidal Thoughts At Work Experienced By Half Of Those With Mental Health Issues
8 November 2016
New research from the Mental Health Foundation, Oxford Economics and Unum has found that 49% of employees with mental health conditions have experienced suicidal thoughts whilst at work. The research also found that 39% of line managers with no history of mental health issues report feeling distress at work, and one in twenty line managers report going to work with suicidal feelings despite having no history of mental illness. 45% of workers report not telling their employer about their mental health problems, fearing being discriminated against, ashamed, or feeling that is none of their employers business.