Most of us spend a large portion of our days at work, where we’re exposed to all sorts of different stressors that take a cumulative toll. And many of us are already dealing with some sort of mental health issue unrelated to our jobs. Put together, it can be a recipe for a breakdown, which is why it’s so important to address . Host Gabe Howard shares his insights on the subject, including his story of being fired from a job due to his mental illness, and the ensuing years of exploring the nature of mental health at our places of employment.

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Show Highlights:

“It’s fascinating to me that people would rather have their coworkers think they’re at home with diarrhea than at home recuperating from stress.” ~ Gabe Howard

  • Why is this such an important topic?
  • What do you do if you suspect your coworker is having a mental health issue?
  • How do you approach disclosure of mental illness in the workplace?
  • What are “reasonable” accommodations?
  • Does age play a part in our mental health?

About The Psych Central Show Podcast Hosts

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. He is also one of the co-hosts of the popular show, . As a speaker, he travels nationally and is available to make your event stand out. To work with Gabe, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.

Vincent M. Wales is a former suicide prevention counselor who lives with persistent depressive disorder. He is also the author of several award-winning novels and creator of the costumed hero, Dynamistress. Visit his websites at and .

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