OVERCOMING OBSTACLES: Ask At Work – When to Talk About Mental Illness

It can be risky to disclose a mental illness on the job, but some employees need accommodations. In a follow-up to an earlier published feature, Wall Street Journal contributor Melissa Korn offers some methods for discreetly addressing this sensitive issue. Working with Human Resources or third-party employee assistance programs can prevent a direct conversation with management. Korn also suggests keeping the conversation specific to the job and looking for disability-friendly employers in the long term. To view this article, click here.