I work as a peer support specialist. It is a company where you are upfront about your mental conditions. One of my coworkers mentioned she used to be on disability. So I asked her about getting on disability because I don’t know if I myself might go on it some day.
Then she started asking me questions about my situation. I told her when I’m not on medication I have hallucinations.
She told me disability services give preference to people who have hallucinations because they don’t want them to lash out violently in the workplace. I said nothing to this but it shocked me that she would say it.
Then she told me I would benefit from seeing a therapist.
She is in her last two weeks. She’s quitting. But I feel exposed. I hope she just leaves and this will all go away.