[LISTEN] Depression at the workplace

The big conversation these days has centered around mental illness, and the impact it has on someones life.

Clinical Psychologist at Akeso Clinic Hien Hofmeyr says that Life Esidimeni was the catalyst behind a bigger awareness and conversation around mental illness. He adds that people have started asking questions about the impact mental illness has on someone’s life.

Hien Hofmeyr says that globally, other countries like England are busy with campaigns and mental ill initiatives.

They’ve started to realise the major impact that illnesses like depression have on people’s performances. They’ve realised that they’re going to have to create some kind of awareness for people.

Hien Hofmeyr, Clinical Psychologist at Akeso Clinic

Hien Hofmeyr says that mental illness is definitely something driven worldwide and statically speaking, it affects around 60% of the population.

1 in 6 people around you will somewhere in their lives be affected by either depression or anxiety disorders.

Hien Hofmeyr, Clinical Psychologist at Akeso Clinic

Also read: How to deal with depression at work

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