Do I Tell My Boss?: Disclosing My Mental Health Condition at Work

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Every young adult with a mental health condition will face the decision of whether or not to tell others about, or “disclose” their condition at work. Typically the reason for disclosure is to ask for an accommodation in order to perform better at your present job. An accommodation is modifying a job, the job site, or the way things are done in order to enable a qualified individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity for employment. This tip sheet can provide some guidance in helping you make an informed decision.


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