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Employees’ mental illness needs attention and solutions

Written by: Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer

Mental health is an issue that should not limit job opportunities, but more opportunities should be provided to help those struggling mentally.

The airline and his Lufthansa flight training school knew Lubitz suffered from some depression according to CNN.

Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, knew Lubitz’s inner struggle, but still allowed him to train and pilot his plane. There is still much speculation about the reason why he decided to crash the plane, but the state of mental health in our society becomes transparent.

According to Mental Health Government in 2011, mental health problems are very common since one in 20 Americans live with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or major depression.

Mental health is a constant battle that lasts a lifetime in the mind of every individual who suffers. Taking jobs away will only cause worse problems with those individuals struggling with depression and other serious issues.

Many people think the solution is keeping distressed individuals away from others, but support, especially through providing jobs, is more important than ever. It will give many people hope and strength as they deal with their personal problems in life.

Employment means people can care for the things that matter in life such as friends and family which causes ease and happiness in their lives.  Vacation is the second part to solving the issue because it allows the opportunity for people to talk to others about the problems they’re facing in life and getting real solutions.

Employment and vacation are the answers to lowering mental health issues in our workplace because those options support caring for others and communicating with those who have their best interests at heart.


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