I also have type 2 bipolar disorder, which occurred after experiencing a hypomanic episode while on an SSRI for anxiety in my teens. if I was not on medication I could not stop crying or get Any sleep let alone work. Definitely talk to
your psychiatrist and possibly even the office
social worker to find a way to afford your effective "cocktail" as I call it.
It took me a lot of trial and error and extreme lows to find my right drugs and dosages, but when I found the right one I stuck with it and i function just fine!
In NJ I have not had to disclose mental illness on an application but I do include it in my PMH during the physical. They just ask if I'm medicated/have a therapist and if Its well
managed. That's all. Good luck!