When employees begin to slide down the mental Health continuum towards the unhealthy and most people do their best to hide or cover up their symptoms because of the stigma associated with mental Health and particularly mental illness. People hold their cards close to their chest when it comes to mental health, they often feel ashamed and they are having difficulties or feel self-conscious of what others may think.

They push themselves to present as if everything is fine on the outside while they suffer on the inside it usually isn’t until the employees experience more severe symptoms and are trending closer to short term disability that there may be a sign of social isolation increased irritability or decline in their personal grooming.