This is part of a series on workforce mental health. To learn more about what stigma is and why it’s a problem, read our previous article.
Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition — but most aren’t getting the treatment they need. One of the reasons is stigma — negative stereotypes about mental illness that persist both in and out of the workplace. In fact, stigma is one of the main reasons why people delay treatment for 8 to 10 years on average — and many never get help at all.¹