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Stigma Mental Illness

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accommodations are relatively easy and low-cost for the employer to make. The following will provide information regarding how studies have shown that employees have good reasons to keep their diagnosed mental health illnesses to themselves. Scientific American reported results of various studies, which concluded that employees who have reported to their employer that they suffer from mental illnesses are subject to discrimination and stigma (Jacobson, 2014). Some examples of the stigma employees faced are: that employees with mental illnesses are unreliable and more difficult to get along with and that employees who suffer from mental illnesses are a risk to the company (Jacobson, 2014).In addition to stigma, studies have shown that employees
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