Understanding bipolar disorder

Severity of illness can vary from person to person
By Sarika Gundu
|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?