“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one” – Elbert Hubbard
Isn’t it interesting, that there is a constant growing and overwhelming acceptance for wellness sayings and visual inspirations that allude to the fact that people need to be uplifted? Yet, society sends out an unspoken signal that continues to reminds us, it is best to keep our inner battle a secret. I find quotes and pictures thought provoking and inspiring. For me, they are a reminder that in a world that still has a stigma against mental illness, I am not alone.
Don’t believe me? When was the last time you called in sick to work with the excuse: “Sorry, I won’t be in today I am suffering a series of panic attacks.” There have been strides in the right direction, pamphlets handed out during the hiring process that cover “employee assistance programs”. Do you honestly feel comfortable discussing this with your boss? From my own experience, I think it depends on the company.
In the early 90’s I was blessed with a management team that had personal experience and there was a lot of leniency and support. Since that time, not so much. Therefore, I keep the matter to myself and my therapist. Obviously, due to scheduling restraints: my, leave 30 minute early, request time off forms are for “doctor’s” appointments. No details.
Am i being realistic or cynical?
I would be interested in hearing your thoughts and experiences.
Literally, as I am writing this, out pops the daily prompt- today’s is “dirty”.
I think my little snippet fits right in. What do you think?
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