Mental illness in the work place
Have you ever called into work saying you have the flu or a bug when you are actually feeling depressed or anxious but are too scared to tell your boss?
If that sounds familiar, you are not alone.
Almost half of all Kiwis will at some point experience mental illness, and while you could argue we're slowly starting to talk about it, one place it's still kept hush hush is at work.
Kim Vinnell asked viewers to come forward with their own stories about dealing with mental health issues in the work place.
This story is part of Story's Mental Health Hub, a series documenting mental health and the work place.