Mental illnesses have a huge impact on our professional lives and the invisibility of the condition makes everything harder. I am glad I found this piece.
Here another mental health fighter shares her experience.
I grateful for her honestly and clarity.
Those of us living with invisible disabilities face stigma not only from others but sometimes from ourselves.
People judge those of us with invisible disabilities. We even judge ourselves.
Someone once asked me if I questioned the ethics of receiving disability. I explained that my disability wasn’t visible. I ran down my history of hypomanic workaholism and subsequent crashing into depression, rapid cycling and mixed states which lead to my hospitalization.
Although I appear fine, traditional work and I do not mix well. My bipolar type II is well-controlled with medication and my careful avoidance of triggers to mood cycling.
Because my brain disorder is invisible and because my husband provides for our family, someone believe that I take advantage of a…
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