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60% of leaders feel they can't open up about mental health concerns

60% of leaders feel they can't open up about mental health concerns

More than six in 10 senior business leaders have suffered from mental health conditions, yet feel it is harder to speak about their issues because of their position.

Research from Bupa Global, which found that senior staff were suffering from conditions including anxiety, depression and stress, revealed that 58% felt that it was harder for leaders to speak about their mental health.

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  • Paula Ruane
    Paula Ruane
    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 6:01pm BST
    If 6 out of 10 people have a shared concern, it is staggering that they would rather risk a downhill slide by not taking steps to reverse this situation.

    We know why - it is the perceived stigma of admitting it, owning up. equals weakness. It is about time that companies, doctors, the government and Uncle Tom Cobley changed the language and approach to this current phenomenon, this silent plague. and called it what it really is - information overload due to ICT, information and communications technology. The answers could be from a variety of sources including lifestyle, diet, environmental stressors but the key to reversing this trend is to increase resilience with tools that actually change physiology, emotions and prevent unnecessary energy drain.

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