Hi, I am new here, this is my first post. I was wondering how others with bp manage their careers. I was hoapitalized last week with a bipolar 1 mixed depressive state with mild psychotic features. I am scared to go back to work because I don't want to overwhelm myself too soon and end up back in the hospital. I am also scared if I do not go back I will become more depressed and isolated and feel worthless. I worry about stigma and what others would say if they knew where I was last week, especially since I am a public school teacher in charge of supervising other people's children. When I am healthy, I am a talented and reliable well-loved professional. Right now I feel like I'm a mess. Any thoughts or suggestions on how to balance this disorder alongside a career would be helpful.
Ordered a lot of markers and stuff some that were not sold in the stores or too expensive to buy without a coupon so saved some. I usually hang at the chinese resturant so saved that way. Easier than going to tyhe store too. I have to wait 3 hours for the next bus back and if the weather is bad hang at the resturant and spend on food so better this way but cannot buy anymore this month. Been a...