Mental Illness: The Last Stigma

Why the Stigma Against Depression at Work Is Real

Dr. Helen Coons hopes corporations help people with depression (:47)
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, so it would pay off.

The stigma against people with mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder is alive and well in the workplace, says Helen Coons, PhD. She is aclinical psychologist specializing in women's health. She is also clinicaldirector of Women's Mental Health Associates in Philadelphia and a clinicalassociate professor of psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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