The changing mentality about mental health

That threat of professional repercussions remains the biggest obstacle to reducing the stigma of mental health issues at the office. Unfortunately, it’s a chicken-and-egg conundrum. Mental health issues can’t be normalized until people talk about them openly and freely, but it’s too dangerous to do that until it’s normalized. “One major pushback that we’ve gotten from the community about the ‘Dear Manager’ campaign is people saying, ‘This is cool, but I’ve been fired before for talking about it,’” Harvey says.