How to Talk About Mental Health Issues At Work

How to Talk About Mental Health Issues At Work

In one of the last office jobs I held, I was chummy with my colleagues and spent time with them outside the office. But I never told them that the reason I had to leave at 5 PM sharp every other Tuesday was for therapy for depression. I was secretive because I was worried that I would be viewed as "troubled" or defective by my co-workers and afraid that our boss, infamous for his petulant labeling of people, would dub me “the crazy one.” I often missed the appointment because work ran late and I didn’t speak up. Looking back, I...

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