There are numerous things that can affect long-term mental health, and an unhappy workplace is just one of them. A lot of people experience various forms of discrimination while at work, which can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and much, much more.
Unfortunately, age discrimination is a relatively common problem that’s often just shoved under the rug. Seeing elderly employees being discriminated against because of their age is far from unusual.
If you do suffer from age discrimination in the workplace, there are two things you need to do:
- Ensure you speak to your manager or the relevant team members about your problems. If they aren’t addressed, seek legal advice.
- Consider speaking with a psychologist or other health professional if you think your long-term mental health is suffering.
All forms of discrimination can cause mental illness, and it’s important to be aware of the early signs. If you notice any of the following, it could definitely be worth seeking treatment.
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