Coming Out of the Shadows: Recognizing and Effectively Addressing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace | Sessions

Search Schedule

Concurrent Session, ENX CHRO, ENX HR Leaders, ENX Mid-Market
Coming Out of the Shadows: Recognizing and Effectively Addressing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
In-Person and Virtual Monday 06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Understanding how mental health issues impact employee performance How to discuss mental disabilities with applicants and employees Reviewing steps in the reasonable accommodation process and how that is handled with mental health challenges How to document and properly protect mental health records. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Mental health issues are largely hidden especially in the workplace. During COVID mental health issues weren't priorities in healthcare treatment triage decisions. In addition, COVID amplified many mental health challenges with isolation, anxiety, depression and self-medication. In the workplace some programs and benefits could help ( e,g, FMLA, sick leave, short term long-term disability benefits and Employee Assistance programs) but because of misunderstanding of mental health issues, possible accommodations and the stigma that attaches to disclosing challenges and seeking help many employees stay in the shadows. This session will discuss EEOC guidance and help HR professionals better understand and address mental health issues and accommodations in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding mental health protections under disability laws.
  • Applying workplace policies.
  • Walking through medical questions.
  • Guiding through the accommodation process.
  • Documenting important issues.
  • Discussing possible resources ad assistance.

Direct Link to Session Materials: If the speaker provides session materials, you can access them via the app, web format or at

Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Jim  Reidy, Esq. Photo
Jim Reidy, Esq., Shareholder,
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA