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Navigating Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace
Comstock Magazine

One in five adults in this country will experience a diagnosable mental illness during their lifetime. Here, in Sacramento County, an estimated 300,000 residents are living with mental illness, which impacts every ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, religious, gender, sexual orientation and age group.

Despite progress made over the years in education about mental illness, stigma still prevents many individuals from seeking treatment and is one of the largest obstacles to recovery. Many individuals are also afraid to tell their coworkers or employers about their mental health condition because they’re afraid of being treated differently or even losing their jobs.