According to Melissa Doman, MA — organizational psychologist, former clinical mental health therapist, these are the 4 dos and don'ts of talking about mental health at work.
1. Do know your purpose for having a mental health conversation at work. Understanding your "why" and what you hope to get out of the conversation will help you keep the chat on track.
2. Don't assume that you need to have a mental health diagnosis to bring up what you're going through at work. Your feelings are valid, and so are your needs.
3. Do look for signs that your workplace is open to conversations around mental health.
4. But don't ignore red flags that your workplace may not be a safe space for these conversations.
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