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The Mind in the Workplace

The Mind in the Workplace Series, focuses on the importance of mental health in the workplace. Mental health can be a topic that many shy away from in the workplace. Breaking the silence on this topic strengthens our ability to be inclusive and aware of challenges that others may be struggling with. Join us in this important series to learn more about mental health challenges and ways to support employees who experience mental health challenges so that everyone in the workplace can thrive.

Week 8: The Mind in the Workplace - Bipolar Disorder

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Please Note: The Mind in the Workplace series aims to educate and spread awareness about mental health disorders and their impact on the workplace. However, members of the HR team are NOT mental health professionals. The information provided should not be used to self-diagnose, nor does it fully depict the complexity of each mental health disorder referenced. We understand that mental health looks different from person to person for numerous reasons. Therefore, please use discretion and consider doing external research when viewing the videos in this series.

 

Discussion Questions:

 

  1. The video mentions that a healthy work environment is friendly, free of gossip/hostility, and inclusive. How can you contribute to creating this atmosphere within your team? 

  2. Often, the struggle with mental health doesn’t only affect the individual with the disorder. Many people have had a negative experience with someone close to them who struggles with a mental health disorder. How can we avoid projecting past negative experiences onto individuals in the workplace with a similar diagnosis?

  3. When it comes to approaching daily work tasks and projects, everyone is different. However, time-blocking is referenced in the video to personalize one’s work schedule. Are you familiar with this organizational method (see the link below if you’re not)? Do you find it useful? Are there any other techniques you use to maximize your work productivity?

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