By October 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm 339 7
I recently was hospitalized and missed a week of work and class (PhD student, work part time at my University). My supervisor was obviously concerned, and she figured when my friend told her I wouldn't have access to my iPhone, that I probably wasn't hospitalized for chest pains. Anyway, I told her upon return that I was Bipolar and was diagnosed a long time ago. She took it very well and was very supportive, but I can't seem to get over this fear of opening up to people about living with BP. I don't want their pity, I don't want to scare them, but I am tired of lying. Thoughts?