Returning to work after attempted suicide

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

When a person survives suicide, seeks help and is working towards rehabilitation, returning to work is part of the healing process.

But, successful work return depends on a supportive environment and there are many cases where it’s not provided, says Wolfgang Zimmermann, executive director of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research.

Once back at work, suicide survivors may find co-workers and even their own supervisor foster judgmental attitudes towards them.