Category: Employment

Embracing the Mentally Ill in the Workplace: My Work Wish List!

I am currently appealing the initial denial of my SSDI claim for being unable to work due to my Bipolar I disorder, ADHD, and PTSD. I fought going on SSDI for nearly a decade which led to multiple failures and a disruption of my… Continue Reading “Embracing the Mentally Ill in the Workplace: My Work Wish List!”

Bipolar I: The Suffering, The Stigma, and The Shame

That’s me above and my pup, Gracie.  This was about 2 years ago while I was still working.  I was living in Seattle, WA.  And, trust me, was severely anxious even in this picture!  I’m currently waiting to be approved for SSDI and hope… Continue Reading “Bipolar I: The Suffering, The Stigma, and The Shame”

Embracing the Mentally Ill in the Workplace: We Work Too!

  Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. Sigmund Freud  I’ve struggled the last 20 years while working and am in a period of regrouping at the moment.  I have been accommodated at work, have negotiated severances and settlements due to discriminatory… Continue Reading “Embracing the Mentally Ill in the Workplace: We Work Too!”