31 Oct '11, 10am

Living with mental illness: Give hope, support, love and care - The Online Citizen (blog)

Living with mental illness: Give hope, support, love and care - The Online Citizen (blog)

During the 70s’ when my wife, Doris was gainfully employed as a secretary, her boss – a Malaysian who ran a business in Singapore was very supportive of her. He did not discriminate against her mental illness condition, but valued her competence and entrusted her with many responsibilities. Doris’ colleagues were equally supportive. All these factors helped her from falling into relapses of But how many employers are willing to give the mentally ill who are seeking treatment a chance a life? There are cases of psychiatric patients being fired, forced to quit or careers kept in the cold storage when they declare that they have a mental health issue. Worse still, would these citizens be able to secure a job if they indicate that they are seeking treatment for a psychiatric condition? How many enlightened employers are there in Singapore who will help these patients to move o...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/10/living-with-mental-il...

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