Understanding bipolar disorderSeverity of illness can vary from person to personBy Sarika Gundu03/24/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/24/2014 Workplaces play an essential role in maintaining positive mental health. But while they can contribute to personal well-being, they can also cause, contribute to or aggravate mental health problems. When an employee has an existing mental health issue, such as bipolar disorder, it can be a challenge for the employer to maintain a mentally healthy and supportive work environment. But with the appropriate treatment and support, employees with a mental illness can lead productive and healthy lives — both at work and at home. What is bipolar disorder? To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.