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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 11/30/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Good evening all,
   I am new to this forum and I have been browsing the posts which are all very helpful. At this time in my life I have been put on 4 different meds and I seem to have stabilized. I work in the mental health profession and I am what they call a CONSUMER no one at work know's I am Bi-polar and I need to tell my supervisor because I don't want to have an off day any suggestions?

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 12/1/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Molly,

I'm sorry it took me so long to welcome you to the board. We're glad you found us. It's been a little quiet around here since the holiday.

Congrats on being stabilized. I told my bosses for precisely that reason. I had to miss a few days of work and I didn't want to lie to them, and it turned out they were pretty understanding. It helps that I, like I suppose you are, am very "high functioning." Like you, no one at work knows I'm bipolar except now my bosses and a few friends. When I told my boss, she was very surprised, and pretty supportive. But I waited until I had a reason to call on it: the death of a family member. I told her I was bipolar then, and needed an entire week off for the grieving because of my condition, and she had no problem with that. I ended up being out 10 days. Granted, we work in very different fields. I work in retail, and had no idea what to expect of what knowledge my bosses would have of bipolar. I explained I was bpII, explained the difference, and was prepared to bring in notes from docs, etc. It's been okay so far.

Nice to have you!

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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare

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