I posted the graphic above on my Google+ Website and got a response from an individual asking me for evidence or to explain a reference that “you probably work with someone with a mental illness”. I firmly believe that people all of the world that have a mental illness or mental disorder such as, but not limited to: bipolar, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, etc, have employment or are adult volunteers and are productive members of society. I have bipolar disorder and an addiction disorder and I have a full time job as a teacher and baseball coach. I know several individuals that I work with have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. As a vocation teacher of students with unique needs, I seek gainful employment for students with disabilities and mental health disorders that are employed in valuable employment opportunities.
Survey / Poll –
Thank you in advance for your time. I know these questions may seem simple and obvious to most of you, but I wanted some data to include in my next response. – Mark C.