You know the one thing I don’t fucking get? They never tell you to specify if you have any mental disorders that might affect your job performance. Yes they ask for if you have diabetes, hypoglycemia, and other diseases and disorders that can factor in on your work performance but I have yet to see them ask for mental disorders. The closest thing they ask if you have is depression. Now I may have a handful of mental disorders but thankfully I don’t have depression to add to my mix cocktail of mental problems. So I can’t just check off depression because that isn’t the truth. I have GAD, Panic Disorder, ADD, and PTSD. I can list many ways that they can affect my work performance but they don’t ask or require you to do so. What is my boss to do when I have a panic attack or an intense flashback during work? Unless you have notified them yourself before starting the job they have no warning. My job to me is now ten times more stressful because they don’t know. I am to intimidated by my boss to go and tell him that I have this list of mental disorders and that some days are worse then others. Plus I am to scared that him knowing about my disorders and how unpredictable they are will be the difference in me having a job or not. I know that jobs cannot discriminate but I’m still terrified. Also many people are so closed minded towards mental disorders. They blame it on being overemotional or dramatic when in reality your brain can be fucking chemically unbalanced. I hate the stereotypes against people with mental disorders. We aren’t fucking insane or crazy. We are like anyone else who has a disease or disorder, like diabetes or lupus. So fucking educate yourself before you starting judging.
I think I got off topic somewhere in there….
Sorry I don’t know where all that came from……
“you’re only 18, you’ll regret that tattoo when you’re older” my mom says as she hands me college applications so i can decide on the career i’ll have for the rest of my life