“Have any of you disclosed mental health issues to employers? Why/why not?
Earlier this year, I had a depressive episode that lasted months, and there were some tasks at work (particularly the decision-making-heavy ones) that I just couldn't emotionally or cognitively handle at the time. I was so afraid that my boss would think I wasn't making progress on these tasks because I was lazy. I never told her I was depressed because of the stigma, but I still wonder if I should have self-disclosed.”
Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.