“My coworker and I both have anxiety, but we differ in the ways that it manifests, and I have trouble not putting her down for it. I try to not let my mental illness get in the way of my professionalism, but she has a breakdown and gets irritable a lot because of it. We work in an organization that serves the poor, and I sometimes think when she is rude to our clients because of her anxiety that she needs to suck it up and be calm for the population we work with or find a new line of work. :/”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.