23Jan13

This is a pretty good PSA for mental health in the workplace. I’m very worried about my health at work and how I will be perceived, and I think that by having commercials like this around to dispel the mysticism of mental health, things can only get better. As long as they are done with respect and in good taste, things will get better

Bipolar, Employed & STILL Lost

I wish there were commercials like this everywhere! If there were commercials like this in the U.S., I think people wouldn’t have a problem talking about it. Can you imagine having a mental illness and you can go out with your friends and discuss it openly, freely. The worst part about the stigma is that I have to pretend to be someone when I’m not. I have to pretend to be happy and fun, when all I want to do it cry and hide. This is the beginning of a movement, to let people know its okay to have this or that. It’s okay. Pass this along! Thanks Depressed Pessimist.

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  1. I feel the same about pretending to be someone without mental illness. Those who say the stigma isn’t as bad these days is misinformed. I present as this super together business professional or I hide inside my home with “ulcers” and pray they never find out. I hear what others say and cringe that I would be judged and discriminated against in that same way, and have been by people who I made the mistake of confiding in when I was younger. It is a lonely feeling.

    • I know exactly how you feel. I think it might be worse in the business world since weaknesses can be seen as fatal to careers. I’m glad that we have this online community we can reach out to and find similar spirits. I’m glad to connect with you since I think you and I feel the same scrutiny.
      I’m a little worried right now since I have opened up to a couple of people and I’m waiting for some kind of social backlash. So far so good. Maybe the persecution I fear is ‘all in my head’ 🙂

  2. I was really happy to see this PSA. I went ahead and reblogged it. I lost my job as a Medical Technologist to Bipolar Disorder…everyone got to watch me actually “scream into the shoe” and it didn’t go so well…

    • I kind of ‘fell apart’ recently and I’m still not sure how that will affect my career. I know that a lot of work relationships have ended because of this – I know how you feel and I’m glad I can share that with you


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