What I’ve Learned from Talking About My Bipolar Disorder at Work

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I returned to work the following day, and my office manager dressed me down in front of the entire office because I had been seen out while off sick. I worked with my manager as well as our HR team to ensure they were in the loop and could provide me with support through the process. thomas vogel/Getty Images. Many years ago, I had to take some time off work for depression. I had a sick note from the doctor, and had disclosed that it was mental health–related.