Quote from VivaLasViejas
That isn't necessarily so. I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but I once made the mistake of disclosing my mental health diagnosis to my employer, and found myself out of work a few weeks later because suddenly no one trusted me to do my job. I'd had to go out on medical leave of absence and was fired within days after I got back. It was devastating, and my career never recovered.
That being said, I wouldn't advise you to lie on your questionnaire, just be aware that healthcare supervisors aren't always sympathetic to people with mental illnesses. You'll probably have to work twice as hard as a neurotypical to be considered successful. I hope you have good bosses who will work with you and have reasonable expectations for your performance. Best of luck in your new job!
LOVE your signature/quote btw - so true. A blessing and a curse to feel everything so intensely.
That is terrible that your diagnosis was used against you. Makes me so angry. With ADHD, I feel like I will always disclose because I take the lowest dose possible of Adderall, and if it shows up on a drug test I feel like that could put me in jeopardy. All the yellow tape with stimulants these days, I don't want to mess around. With my depression/anxiety though, I guess there is no reason they HAVE to know about it... but ugh, why can't we be transparent if it's a medical diagnosis we are successfully managing!? And if there was an emergency, like an asthmatic who may need albuterol in an emergency, there might be a 911 day when I need help or need to take a day off to get myself together - how is that any different? Stigma is the worst.
Can I ask if you don't mind, was it an issue of a medication you disclosed you were on that your supervisor didn't trust? Or the diagnosis itself? I am a newbie/almost done student nurse and this makes me nervous for future jobs.
"You'll probably have to work twice as hard as a neurotypical to be considered successful."