Should I Tell My Boss?

bossOne of the hottest topics on our forum is when, and how, to tell people about your depression or bipolar.

The question of telling an employer is a particularly tricky one since, on the one hand, sharing information about a “chronic medical condition” allows you to claim certain benefits that are guaranteed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and on the other hand, sharing information might lead to hard to counteract prejudice.

There aren’t easy answers.

One of our favorite readers found this article on the New York Times that neatly lays out many of the issues.

People who are wrestling with this topic might also want to consider joining our online forum.

To do so you will need to create an account with and then search within bublaa for the moodsurfing forum (or “bubble,” as Bublaa calls them) and then request permission to join the forum. So that I can help you through the process, please also send me an email ( to let me know of your interest.