Many people spend a significant portion of their lives at work, and if your workplace causes misery because it’s negative, your mental health can suffer. It can also recover.
Unhealthy work environments can involve toxic supervisors, workplace bullying, inflexible policies, lack of control and freedom, or negative co-workers.

Workplace mental health challenges that can arise as a result include and not exclusive to:

  • Heightened stress
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Declining self-confidence
  • Substance use
  • Sleep problems

 
It’s possible to take control of your own mental health at work and make your job more positive. Try these tips:

  • Identify what is right and what is wrong. Increase what is right. Address what is wrong.
  • Respect yourself; you don’t need approval from people you dislike.
  • Connect with positive people.
  •  Calm your mind and body with deep breathing and mindfulness.
  • Make your own space a happy place.
  • Practice stress management