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Greetings, Ninja!

When it comes to supporting a colleague who is navigating mental health challenges, compassion is a good place to start. In some cases, a good ear and understanding are enough.

But what happens when an employee needs an extended mental health break? What should you do if a colleague seems unwell but isn’t asking for help? On the other hand, if you yourself are managing a diagnosis, how much information are you required to disclose?

Workplaces still struggle with the stigma and proper support of mental health management, which means questions like these often go unanswered.

Want to champion comprehensive workplace wellness in your company? You can do a lot by simply getting the conversation started — with your manager, your HR department, with yourself… In the meantime, let us remember to be gentle with each other.

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How to Talk to Your Boss About Mental Health
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OfficeNinjas HQ is growing! We’re looking for a few nimble self-starters to join our fully remote team. We work quickly, collaborate enthusiastically, take chances, find creative solutions, and do more with less to support the Office Ninja community. Sound like you or someone you know? Check out our open positions:

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