I get asked questions in my office often. I try to refrain from answering them but I have to admit, when I’m working with someone I do have to think about their mental state. I have seen it happen in both my personal life and in my work life. One time I was working with a woman who had just filed for unemployment and her husband had just started a new job. The husband and I were working on a contract, and the employee was about to be terminated.
I think this is a common human behavior. In the past, people had to be terminated for just having a mental health issue. Many employers still do this because of the threat of lawsuits and the risk of public humiliation. But I think this is becoming less common because of mental health treatment and the fact that we are getting better at diagnosing mental illness.
I’m glad that employees with mental health issues are being treated. But I think that the termination of someone with a mental health issue doesn’t need to always be about the person’s mental health. It can also be about the person’s role in the company, or the company’s history of using mental health issues against employees. An employee who has a mental health issue can have a positive impact on the company’s culture and make it a healthier place to work.
The problem is that we have a tendency to look to the mental health of a person to define a person’s worth as a person. We see a person as “mentally sound,” or “not a danger to himself/herself.” But this is a very limited view. The person’s mental health is an important factor in why he/she is able to be a productive member of society.
A person can have a mental health problem, and even if they don’t experience it, it’s not a factor in their life. If a person is out of line with the way his or her mental health is supposed to look like (as I do in the early stages of the game), then a mental health problem will not affect them. If they are emotionally insecure, or in a very negative emotional state, then they will not be able to have a productive role in society.
I think the fact that she is able to be a productive member of society should be a red flag. I would not hire someone with a mental health problem unless it was the reason I was not hiring them in the first place.
The thing is that most mental health issues are not caused by stress or a lack of sleep, they are often brought on by life events, substance abuse, depression, or other personal issues. It’s hard to say how much of a mental health issue there is or how severe an issue it is, but you should certainly consider if terminating an employee with a mental health condition is a good idea.
The main point of the movie, however, is to show that our mind is a working memory and we can be a lot more efficient in this. When we think we are a work memory, we are probably just working on ideas we used to think about for so many years. The reality is that we were more efficient in the past than we were in the present.
The movie is well-written and well-acted, but it is about a small part of a larger issue. This is a story about a small part of a larger issue.
And that’s why it deserves a wider audience. It is not a movie about a mentally ill employee who is terminated. It is not a movie about mental health and its treatment in the workplace. It is a movie about the real issue of mental illness and how it affects employees.