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Misty, there is stigma surrounding depression, as there are stigmas surrounding many medical conditions. When at work, a person should provide explanation concerning any medical condition to the extent that she is comfortable doing so. If an individual feels compelled to go the extra mile and reveal her personal medical condition in an attempt to help dispel a particular medical stigma, that is her prerogative. However, no one should feel obligated to do so. Individuals and families work through “personal problems” all of the time. There is nothing “unprofessional or flakey” about admitting such to an employer.

December 15, 2015 - 9:30pm


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