What to say to a coworker who’s having a mental health issue

Recently “A-san,” your ever reliable and punctual colleague, has started to drop the ball; she makes small mistakes, arrives late to meetings, or misses them all together. It’s creating extra work for you and makes interacting with her awkward, but no one wants to address her sudden flakiness. Finally, fed up, you pull her aside: “A-san, get your act together!”

Before you get there, take a moment.

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  • Changes in behavior are among the signs that a coworker or manager may be struggling with mental health issues.  |  GETTY IMAGES

Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2022/09/05/issues/mental-health-office/

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