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Workplace could cause mental illness

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2019 | Workplace Illness |

For many individuals in Ohio and elsewhere, work gives them purpose. While a career is necessary for most individuals, it can be a source of more than just an income. However, work can also have negative impacts on workers, such as the cause of mental illness. This can be extremely overwhelming, as mental health problems could make it challenging to handle a daily routine and even be able to work.

While the workplace can have a positive impact on a person’s life, it can also be the source of high stress levels. Over time, stress can become challenging to manage, even making it difficult to attend work. Work stress can essentially cause a worker to be unable to work for a period of time.

A negative working environment can have major impacts on an individual. This could lead to both physical and mental health problems. In some cases, it could evolve into high levels of stress accompanied with anxiety and even depression. Other factors in the work environment could lead to these mental health problems as well. Take, for example, harassment or bullying in the workplace. Although this is not directly associated with a person’s job, it does impact the work environment.

When a person’s workplace is the source of a mental health problem, it may be necessary to take action to address mental illness. This could take time, causing the worker to spend an extended period of time away from work. In order to address the financial problems stemming from a mental health problem, it may be possible to recover workers’ compensation. These benefits could help with medical bills and address lost wages as well.