Considering When to Disclose a Mental Illness

In the US nearly 58 million people experienced mental illness in 2021 (NAMI 2021 data). Deciding if and when to disclose a mental illness is something that many people will need to do in their lifetimes, but the answers aren’t always clear. The authors at The Lacy Employment Law Firm have provided some insights in their “Should You Disclose a Mental Illness to your Employer?” resource. They introduce legal ramifications, signs to look for to determine a supportive employer and the possible impact of disclosure on accommodations.

By Harrison Hughes
Harrison Hughes Career Coach & Academic Advisor