Work and College Colleagues If you don’t feel able to talk about your mental illness at work, then you are not alone.
Choosing the right time and the right way to tell them will need the utmost care.
Employers If you are looking for work you need to think about disclosing to any future employer.
This is a constructive approach that can, if handled carefully and sensitively, help to reconcile you with people who have distanced themselves from you because of your past behaviour.
If you have close family or friends who have stuck by you through your crisis, you should also give some thought to the effect that disclosure would have on them.
However, there are ways of doing this, that won’t put you at an enormous disadvantage.