How to tell your employer about your mental health issue

If you were worried about your mental health at work and felt it was impacting your effectiveness, what would you do? Some people will read this question and think that if they did – or do – have a concern about their mental health they would not feel comfortable talking to their employer out of fear of being judged. This is rooted in the term stigma and is a normal reaction. Stepping back from this question, every employee is paid a salary to do a job at an agreed-upon level of productivity. When someone knows they are not producing what they believe they’re capable of, this can be frustrating and add another layer of stress and regret. Having a game plan can help you feel confident if you need to have a conversation with your manager about a mental health issue.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.