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Home > Medical Services > Employee Assistance Program (EAP) > Employee Resources & Support > EAP Educational Articles > How to Talk to a Co-Worker About their Mental Health
The signs and symptoms of mental illness are not always obvious, especially in the workplace. Your co-worker may hide the fact that they’re struggling with a smile, positivity, and denial. However, if you reasonably suspect something is going on with your co-worker, do not be afraid to initiate a conversation with them. Your co-worker may not disclose everything to you, but offering your support will mean a lot more than you think it might. Here are some tips on talking to your co-workers about their mental health.
Although speaking about mental health can be challenging, if you approach it with positive intent and genuine concern, it will bolster the overall success of the conversation.
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