I’ve linked to a number of recent articles about whether it’s appropriate to disclose a mental health struggle or not, and to whom. This podcast episode is a frank discussion about the plusses and real-life consequences of those decisions. If you’re thinking about “going public”, you owe it to yourself to consider the things these guys talk about.
“In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent discuss the pros and cons of disclosure with regard to mental illness. Should you “come out” as mentally ill? And if so, to whom? These are questions everyone living with a metal illness has to answer eventually. There are benefits to being completely honest about your medical history (e.g., not having to hide, helping the overarching cause), but it can also be detrimental to your career and damage your personal relationships. Whether you are still under a coat in the back of the closet, or hosting a podcast about mental illness, revealing your illness (or not) is a minefield.”