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Mental Health and Work

Abstract

This chapter provides a broad overview of our current understanding of the connection between mental health and the workplace and why work is so important to one’s mental well-being. It later highlights the essential elements of mental wellness and introduces the topic of stress and its physiological and physical effects. The reflection invites the reader to test his or her knowledge of mental health issues especially in the professinal context and to identify misperceptions about their impact on individuals, companies, and communities.

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Employee engagement and disengagement
  • Epigenetics
  • Knowledge workers
  • Mental health disorders
  • Opioids
  • Stressors
  • Substance abuse
  • Well-being
  • Workplace stressors
  • Presenteeism
  • Absenteeism
  • Misperceptions
  • Wells Fargo scandal

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Quelch, J.A., Knoop, CI. (2018). Mental Health and Work. In: Compassionate Management of Mental Health in the Modern Workplace. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71541-4_1

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