From Being Fired to Supported: Bipolar Disorder in the Workplace

From Being Fired to Supported: Bipolar Disorder in the Workplace

A workplace mental health story of hope: When Wendy experienced her first major manic episode, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As soon as she was able to resume work, her employer placed her on probation and she was eventually fired. When she experienced another manic episode about six to nine months later at a new job, her new supervisor focused on her getting well instead of letting her go. Today, Wendy shares her story as a reminder that mental health is a part of everyday life — and that workplaces should make accommodations to help people feel comfortable both working and living well.

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