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One of the biggest barriers to addressing mental health in the workplace in the past has been the stigma attached to mental illness. As a result, many employees struggle and suffer, forgoing care and treatment that could be life-changing and lifesaving. Perhaps the shame and embarrassment was generational. Many of us grew up in an environment where we were told, "suck it up," or "life isn't fair."

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