In a few months’ time

Come the end of December, I will be writing a series of blogs about my time in the workplace and the various responses I have gotten over the years either when I have exposed my bipolar diagnosis or it has been exposed through circumstance. I believe you may find that not too many workplaces are supportive of a mental health diagnosis. I have struggled over the years as to whether to reveal this “secret.” I hope these several blogs will give the younger folks following this thread some indication of the pitfalls of allowing your behavioral health diagnosis to be open or not in the workplace. My sentiments still remain mixed as to whether disclosure is a good thing or not.

One thought on “In a few months’ time

  1. Definitely an important topic. At the beginning of my illness, disclosure wasn’t optional because of certain circumstances, so I chose radical openness in order to take back power over my own story. Not everyone reacted well, but I never regretted my decision.

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