July 16, 2007 Eighty Percent of Human Resources Directors Believe Shame & Stigma Associated With Mental Health Treatment Deters Employees From Seeking Help Through Workplace ResourcesHuman resources directors at employers from across the country said that mental illness is the health issue with the most effect on indirect costs, but 80% believed that employees needing treatment fail to seek it due to shame and stigma associated with the diagnosis. More than half, 56%, said that employees are concerned that employers or coworkers might find out. Three quarters said that employees may not realize they are ill. These findings are . . .