Our experiences can shape who we are and how we perceive things. The average employee in Ohio or elsewhere spends 40 hours a week in the workplace, so why wouldn't a worker's experience in the work environment impact them? Unfortunately, some employees have negative and sometimes traumatic experiences in the workplace. This can induce stress, causing the employee to suffer from mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression.
Based on current studies, women who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, eating disorders and even post-traumatic stress disorder when compared to those that have not gone through this experience. This study also discovered that victims were more likely to resort to drinking or drugs as a coping mechanism.