YFM, Gauteng’s biggest youth station, will be addressing another important issue, Mental Health At Work. The multi layered conversation will explore mental health within the work environment.

The conversation is set to explore navigating the workspace as a person suffering from a mental illness, possible stressors and triggers within the office building, making the office mental health friendly, taking leave for mental health related issues and what employers can put in place.

Another angle that will be discussed is the different institutions available to deal with mental health, whether through finding a job, carrying out stressful tasks, knowing when work is compromising one’s mental health and more. Listeners will be guided through the conversation with notable guests, such astelevision host, actress, dancer, DJ and model, Lalla Hirayama. Lalla will be opening up about her struggle with panic disorder.

The most notable mental health conditions are bipolar disorder, depression, mood swings, schizophrenia, eating disorders, psychosis, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and panic attacks.

“I’m very excited to be exploring mental health at work as it is a struggle that stays top of mind for me, personally. As someone that suffers from ADHD and bipolar disorder, I go into the work environment with constant worry of being overwhelmed,  lacking productivity and going into a space with many triggers. This conversation is going to enlighten the burden carried by those going through this journey and educate those who aren’t well versed on the subject.” – Mthaux

Make sure to tune into tune into Perspective on Y this evening from 7-10pm on YFM, 99.2 or via streaming on www.yfm.co.za, the YFM app or DStv channel 859.