It may be among the toughest conversations you ever have to initiate. But when you think a colleague is in trouble—experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol or spiraling into a seemingly intractable depression, for example—it is worse, for both your friend and the firm, to avoid the issue. We’ve asked professionals in the know about how to approach a colleague, provide emotional support and establish appropriate workplace accommodations when these delicate issues arise. Last time, Mary Ellen Sullivan spoke with the Hon. Sarah Krauss about substance abuse. This time, the topic is depression.Originally published September 24, 2012
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