An employee explains her concerns around taking time off because of a mental illness and how it is perceived. Because of perception, she couldn’t dare tell the truth. 


Without adequate support, caregiving employees often face tremendous stress that can take a toll on their health. For employers, this can lead to higher healthcare costs, lower productivity and cause high performing employees to leave their jobs, significantly impacting the bottom line. Now is the time to act in supporting caregiving employees as the numbers continue to climb. 

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