I feel so sad because somehow my co-workers found out that I have a mental illness. Key indicators of how I know they know are questions such as “Are you sick?”, or “I have a friend who has a mental illness”. The mental health clinic of whom assisted me in getting employment at my current job must have told a select few of my co-workers about my schizophrenia.
This knowledge/rumor/gossip about me is affecting my relationship with colleagues. What makes matters worse is that my mental health clinic and the human resources department at work collaborated to disclose my mental health issue.
I feel as though I cannot continue to work at my job because this revelation gives my colleagues & co-workers an unfair advantage over me.
Well, the job head hunter at my mental health clinic did say to me that she has worked with the human resources head at my job before. They both have worked together on people with mental illnesses in the past.
they wouldn’t have done that,
the health clinic tell your coworkers,
but maybe they found out about
you getting hired thru the health clinic
and put two and two together.
are others working there
hired thru help of health clinic?
I have and have not told my co-workers
on jobs, and usually got a good response.
just depends if it’s a secret,
they’ll rumor even more,
but they can’t harass you over it.
or at least, not in the U.S.
you could have their asses fired.
Well, the fact is that my co-workers do know. I agree that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put 2 + 2 together to equal 4.
Other mentally people may be working at my current job but then again I don’t know since who openly discloses their mental health condition.
My preference to keep my mental health issue private is to avoid distracting my co-workers because as of right now, they are wary of me. I have not been harassed over my mental illness but I have been questioned about it.