Mental illness in the workplace: Ask for help early


 

If you are someone with high anxiety or any other mental health issue and you haven't told your employer, what do you do?

If you are not in a job that requires legal disclosure of a mental health problem, like an airline pilot or police officer, you may not have to do anything. But if you find yourself needing help at work or time off, keeping quiet may not be the wisest option, legal experts say.

Just over half of all employed Canadians with a mental illness are women, and people who work in sectors including the government, culture, food and accommodation show the highest prevalence of mental illness, according to a recent study by the Conference Board of Canada.

 

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