May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is as good of time as any to come out of my two year blog-less hibernation. As an individual living with Bipolar Disorder, I feel it’s important to join in the chorus of the one in five American adults who live with a mental health condition to help bring awareness and reduce the stigma of a mental illness diagnosis.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing my personal experiences of living with a mental health condition, and thoughts on how we can better support individuals with a mental health diagnosis in the workplace and in our communities .
In the meantime, check out a few posts from the High on HR vault with a mental health focus:
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please seek medical help immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) which will connect to the crisis center nearest to you.