I missed several days of work recently due to mental health reasons, although my mental health is being taken care of and currently watched very closely. I was recommended to talk to Employee Health by my boss and they asked about my symptoms. I was told that it was all confidential and so I came clean about what had been going on (I've been having medication changes recently and it's been affecting my ability to work and be productive). I was told that I'd need a letter from my psychiatrist giving me full permission to work by XXX date or I could not work until said paperwork had been signed and turned back into work. I haven't gotten that yet because I haven't signed a release of information for my psychiatrist to be open about my condition to my place of work and I'm worried that this is a big can of worms that needs to be put back under control.
Has anyone else had to deal with this? I'm almost under the impression that I've given too much information now and am being seen as a liability. I'm in a PHP program and will most likely go though social work and get things sorted out so I'm not forbidden to go to work if the paperwork isn't signed, but I feel like this is discrimination.