Workplace illnesses are not uncommon, which is why it's so important for employers to talk about the potential illnesses workers may be suffering from. One thing that is often overlooked is the prevalence of mental illness in the workplace. Stress, genetic factors and other issues lead to these illnesses.
Employees may not want to talk about mental illness with their bosses for fear of losing their jobs or having their relationships damaged. The problem is that if the illnesses aren't talked about, then mental health illnesses can go untreated or undiagnosed. It's a fact that around 85 percent of all employees with mental health illnesses are not treated or diagnosed, putting them at risk in the workplace.