MOBBING: present participleMobbing (the workplace, or office disease) is a term used to describe a variety of behaviors in the workplace that amount to emotional abuse by workers of a fellow employee or employees....
- crowd around (someone) in an unruly and excitable way in order to attack them.
Professor and practising psychologist Heinz Leymann reported that last year, workplace bullying, mobbing and general harassment may have accounted for an estimated 15% of suicides.
He went on to say that what he calls Mobbing, can be considered as almost like a "virus" or a "cancer" that spreads throughout the workplace, or home via gossip, rumor, and unfounded accusations.
Leymann points out that the "mental effects" were fully comparable with those of PTSD. Some people may develop alcoholism or other substance abuse disorders. Family, and relationships routinely suffer. Targets often develop brief psychotic episodes, generally with paranoid symptoms.
Rita Harrison the developer of The Willow System has been treating people suffering from Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, General Harassment, Verbal, Mental & Emotional Abuse for over 30 years on the phone, Skype (Facetime etc.), or at her office. She also offers Free Discovery Sessions for people who feel stuck, unhappy and depressed.