It can be a handicap in the sense that sometimes you have to deal with your mental illness, but in the US there is little leeway for it.
Sometimes dealing with it can be so overwhelming that you can't work. For instance the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
But there is little to protect you and keep yoru job so that you can deal with your condition. If you have a jerk employer, your essentially out of a
This includes grief as well. Four months after I got married I lost my beloved bil. There is nothing worse then for a parent to lose a child. The
grief my MIL suffers and the moment she came home from the hospital I will never forget.
She lost her job after 2 months because she wasn't ready to come back to work. You don't bounce back from stuff like that. There is little
protection for the mentally ill and the grieving, which I consider temporary mental illness.
How anyone expects parents to function after losing a child is beyond me. My husband was forced back after only 2 weeks.
My husband and his family suffer from bpd. So I know quite a bit about it.
if anyone ever wants help or to talk about it, feel free to u2u me.
I have a number of life experiences, both with depression and around people who suffer from mental illness. In the UK you dare not whisper to a
potential employer that you suffer from depression for fear that you will be taken of the candidate list.
My experiences have made me question perceived conditions of normality and really wonder if anyone can say they are truly normal.
90% of the mental illness we have to deal with and suffer thru is BECAUSE of money, things, and the advertising corporAmerica pour on us daily. Then,
to add insult to injury (literally), we are made by these same people to 'suck it up' and 'be a man' (or woman)'. This from people who have the
comfy, cushy lifestyle and the means to keep themselves that way.
Life is challenging for us all. Anyone who claims competency is fooling himself.
List of things that drive us mad:
3. Health problems
4. Job challenges
5. Control issues (burger king- have it your way).
10. I could exponentiate this list by a factor of x2000.
I am sorry to hear that. Depression is more accepted in the US, if you can function. You might be protected a little under FMLA. But there is less
stigma attached to depression, because it is so commonplace, But for the others, there is still a stigma.
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