Having a mental illness in the workplace is hard. I have a severe case of bipolar disorder with mixed state and paranoia. The paranoia is wondering if my boss is trying to kill me, my husband is trying to control me, and it’s a never-ending cycle of fear.
I don’t mean fear as in fear of losing my job (although that exists as well). I mean the numbing fear that I am out of control, knowing that I am out of control, but too fearful to reason my way out of paranoia.