OVERCOMING OBSTACLES: Should I Tell My Manager about My Illness?

To tell or not to tell? How much information should you share with your employer about your mental health issues? Some people are uncomfortable in doing so or do not know how to approach this delicate matter.

Some advice to remember:

  1. You are not alone.
  2. You do not have to disclose your illness, it is your choice.
  3. If you are having issues, ask to speak with your supervisor in a one-on-one meeting.
  4. You know what is best for you.
  5. You have rights and the law protects you from discrimination.

Click here to read more about the pros and cons of telling your manager/supervisor about your disability.