The other day, the New York Times had a worthwhile article on the pros and cons of revealing your mental illness at work. For me, and for so many, this is a dicey issue. I don’t think I’ve ever revealed any of my issues to a boss. I also wonder if that’s a good thing or not.
Times are changing as far as understanding of mental illness is concerned–but for many of us, they haven’t changed fast enough. The article lists several important factors to consider before revealing your status, including the company’s culture and your own professional track record. Have any of you ever revealed your status at work? How did it go? I’d love to hear about in the comments section.
Also, you can read the Times article here at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/your-money/disclosing-mental-disorders-at-work.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1.