Mental health problems

There are many myths about fatigue syndrome. Is the statement below true, Yes, No or maybe?
Start here:

  1. Have someone read the first statement aloud to the whole group.
  2. Show thumbs up to answer Yes. Show thumbs down to answer No. Point your thumb to the side to answer maybe.
  3. Talk together briefly about the correct answer before moving on to the next statement.
  • It only affects sensitive people.
  • Changes in the Brain are permanent.
  • Those who have experienced fatigue will never fully recover.
  • Depression is the same thing as fatigue syndrome.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the best treatment.
  • Antidepressant drugs work as treatment.
  • Relaxation works as treatment.
  • Stress is dangerous and leads to fatigue.
  • With total rest, you can quickly return to work.

Answers are in the manual Stronger together

Questions for discussions

  • Do we have a climate where it is okay to talk about mental health issues at work?
  • How can we create an inclusive climate in work groups where everyone feel comfortable enough to tell if they are having a hard time or not feeling well?
  • How do we create a climate where we talk to each other, not about each other?
  • Do you recognize signs of depression? What could they be?
  • How do you provide support if you see signs of that a colleague is not feeling well?
  • How can we support the work group if a colleague suffering from mental illness?
  • What can you do if you feel unwell or have suicidal thoughts?
  • What can you do if you suspect that a colleague or someone close to you is not feeling well?