I’ve struggled with depression most of my life, but for once I seem to have it mostly under control (though I’m not above a good unprompted cry now and then – they sneak up on ya) but I’m really struggling with ADHD lately. I have a few things I can use to try and combat it (but am currently unmedicated…long story) but it’s really starting to eat into my job.
My boss already knows because I awkwardly blurted it out during a one on one, but I’m curious to get other peoples’ input on this. A part of me feels like it makes me a liability, while another part of me knows they have to be accommodating. I also trust them not to just fire me so I’m not super stressed about it at the moment. However, I also know that it’s not an employer’s responsibility to care about my personal life (although they often do) so bringing this up seems pointless/like a burden.
Have other people had these conversations with employers? If so, how did it go? If not, would you? Since this WILL affect my work, I feel obligated to let them know, but at the same time it can seem like I’m painting a target on my back to be let go for “performance” or something even though I want to do well.