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How to welcome back a colleague who is in recovery

By: Peter Grinspoon, MD, Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publishing It can be awkward or difficult to welcome back a colleague who has been absent for reasons related to mental health. These issues, historically, have been taboo, and are loaded with stigma. It is hard to know how to act toward a colleague who has returned from treatment for a mental health issue. Do I ask about it? Do I pretend that nothing happened? Do…

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