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Mental Health

Disclosing Mental Illness at Work: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you have a mental illness and have a paid job or volunteer gig, chances are that, at some point, you'll be faced with the question of whether to disclose your mental illness at work, and if so, how much to disclose.  Yes, there may be laws in place to keep employers from discriminating against… Continue reading Disclosing Mental Illness at Work: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Mental Health

Making Sense of Workplace Bullying

An important part of moving forward from the workplace bullying I experienced was trying to make sense of what had happened.  I wasn't even sure if bullying was the right word, and I had limited familiarity with the range of behaviours that workplace bullying can encompass.  I came up with the idea of doing a… Continue reading Making Sense of Workplace Bullying

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Mental Health

Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness

FotografieLink on Pixabay Job interviews are unpleasant at the best of times, and to me have always felt very fake.  But throw mental illness into the mix, and they can be a huge obstacle.  There are a number of aspects of job interviews that particularly worry me. Answering unexpected questions My cognitive symptoms of depression aren't… Continue reading Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness