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Hong Kong workplaces can be kinder, say employees facing prejudice, hurtful comments over mental hea

  • Many don’t reveal their mental health condition to bosses for fear of being put down, survey shows

  • On World Mental Health Day, psychiatrist urges employers to do more for workers trying to cope

Workplaces in Hong Kong must do more to accommodate people with mood disorders, according to employees with mental health issues. Photo: Shutterstock

When Kate* began working as a salesgirl, she decided to tell her boss that she was receiving treatment for depression. She was taken aback when she was told: “Depression cannot be used as an excuse for poor performance.” “My boss even went behind my back and told other colleagues that I might have a breakdown and vent my frustration at the customers, but that never happened,” Kate said. She stayed at the job for a year.


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