Mental health problems
There are many myths about fatigue syndrome. Is the statement below true, Yes, No or maybe?
- Have someone read the first statement aloud to the whole group.
- Show thumbs up to answer Yes. Show thumbs down to answer No. Point your thumb to the side to answer maybe.
- 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?