In the mental health 'strike zone'
August 28, 2011 6:46 PM Subscribe
I have bipolar disorder. I live in Ontario, Canada. I'm not sick enough for disability and not well enough to keep a job. What should I do?
posted by anonymous to work & money (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've only had two hospitalizations in the last ten years. The field I've been working in most recently has a high burnout rate. I'm reasonably, though not perfectly, compliant with my meds. I take care to avoid triggers. Sooner or later I have a bad day though, and despite my legal right to not be discriminated against, employers seem to be able to find ways when they need to. I have never brought up my illness in an interview and I likely never will.