So to be totally honest, I am not open with my mental disorder. I tried that at my last job and it didn’t work out so well. All of a sudden my decisions were questioned and I was treated differently.
At my current job I did recently disclose to a colleague that I had Schizophrnia and gave her a draft of a book I am working on. She does not treat me any different but I am not disclosing it to my current boss. I am a very high functioning person who has a mental disorder that is under control. There is no need to “come out” with everyone.
I have mixed emotions about this. I would like the world to know but it seems that the stigma is out to get me and no I am not just being paranoid.
Why am I writing this blog? I want to give hope to others especially those who have been newly diagnosed that recovery is possibile with medication. I take my meds every day no matter how I feel because I know that without them my mind will deteriorate and I do not want that to happen. I will let you know when my book is ready to be published and in the mean time, I will try to write here some of what is in the book.
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